• Morocco loses to Iran on own goal in stoppage time
Morocco loses to Iran on own goal in stoppage time

The result may crush Morocco's chances in the World Cup, as Iran represented what should be the easiest opponent in its group . Iran and Morocco are in Group B alongside Spain and Portugal. Queiroz hasn't just forged a defensively robust team that is proving very hard to break down - it had nine clean sheets in 10 games in qualifying. Offer...

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  • Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at U.S. Open
Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at U.S. Open

Graeme McDowell was best of the Irish but his nine over par score after a second round of 70 was not enough. Johnson knows that all too well. As rain gave way to a still, warm afternoon conducive to scoring, Johnson was hunted down by a pair of Englishmen in NY.

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  • Tennis Stosur out but Barty through in Nottingham
Tennis Stosur out but Barty through in Nottingham

She then reeled off five games in a row to secure the second set and the match 7-6 (6), 6-1. "It's nice that it happened but I've other problems", said Federer, playing his first tournament since March. It was a really quick second set but I dug in really deep in the first. Watson matched her for the majority of the opening set but Konta found ...

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  • Mickelson throws 'putting tantrum' at US Open
Mickelson throws 'putting tantrum' at US Open

Open is well underway. Putting like a four year old out there. That was a 2-stroke penalty and Mickelson ended up with a 9 on the hole. That's was John Daly's reasoning when he pulled a similar stunt at the 1999 U.S. 14. "That was jarring", analyst Curtis Strange said. The two players shared a laugh after the freakish turn of events and Johns...

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  • Denmark hold on to deny Peru in Group C thriller
Denmark hold on to deny Peru in Group C thriller

Denmark got off to the best possible start in the World Cup, beating Peru 1-0 on Saturday evening. Denmark made them pay two minutes later on the counter-attack as Christian Eriksen laid the ball of for Poulsen to finish inside the near post.

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  • Johnson's 67 sets a daunting target at US Open
Johnson's 67 sets a daunting target at US Open

Woods' work with the flat stick definitely was not good here and hasn't been good in his last several tour appearances during this 2018 comeback season. "I want to make things as easy as possible, even though they don't get any easier". He has to turn his attention now to the rest of the year and the final two majors at Carnoustie and Bellerive t...

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  • Mohamed El-Shennawy named man of the match in Uruguay defeat
Mohamed El-Shennawy named man of the match in Uruguay defeat

The win ensured that Uruguay moved to the second spot in Group A with three points, behind log leaders and tournament's hosts Russian Federation only by a superior goal difference. However, the Egyptian Football Association have declared Salah is ready for Tuesday's game. "Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, he said: "[I'd rather have] Salah in my ...

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  • Technology helps France to 2-1 win over Australia
Technology helps France to 2-1 win over Australia

Paul Pogba's late goal broke Australian resistance to give France a winning start in a Group C after they had earlier benefitted from a controversial VAR decision to score the game's opening goal. France coach Didier Deschamps made a double change as Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir came on for Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele, Australia repla...

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  • Rahane insists India won’t take Test debutants Afghanistan lightly
Rahane insists India won’t take Test debutants Afghanistan lightly

Rashid conceded a "century", getting a reality check on the enormous gulf between T20 and Test cricket during the first two sessions. We have played plenty of Intercontinental Cup (four-day) matches but this is something else. "Most of the Afghan players have received training from Indian coaches in their formative years". Murali Vijay (41 batt...

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  • FPJ's dream XI predictions for Argentina and Iceland
FPJ's dream XI predictions for Argentina and Iceland

Everybody has tried everything against him and he always manages to score. "I think this is the right team to start the World Cup - but we might make changes later", Sampaoli said. Argentina enters this game with a healthy 23 players, but that isn't without some tension and question marks. Hallgrimsson also had a theory on why many neutrals ...

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  • Argentina vs Iceland - Preview, Live Match | 16 Jun 2018
Argentina vs Iceland - Preview, Live Match | 16 Jun 2018

The Iceland skipper who can play either as a defensive midfielder or a central midfielder will play a pivotal role in Iceland's opening fixture against Argentina . Meanwhile, fellow attackers Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala-who racked up 79 goals between them for their clubs last season-have netted just four times for Argent...

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  • Morocco hopes to bid for 2030 World Cup despite 5th time defeat
Morocco hopes to bid for 2030 World Cup despite 5th time defeat

Khalfi said it was "regrettable" that seven Arab countries did not vote for Morocco , including close political allies such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Chief among those is US President Donald Trump, whose "America First" approach might score well with his electoral base but may have made the United bid's task harder than it co...

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  • Afghanistan set shortest records on Test debut
Afghanistan set shortest records on Test debut

However, this match was not a match as was evident by the gesture shown by Team India towards the debutants after the presentation ceremony. Earlier, India folded up for a substantial 474 in their first innings after Afghanistan cleaned up the remaining four wickets at the stroke of lunch.

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  • Porter Jr. Cancels Workout Over Major Spasms
Porter Jr. Cancels Workout Over Major Spasms

They are doing everything they can to try to ensure National Basketball Association teams in the lottery that Porter is physically fit and deserving of a high draft pick on Thursday. Representatives of multiple teams that reviewed the information with their medical staffs say those results are encouraging. Among the teams who are keeping a close ...

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  • Australia cricket captain Tim Paine continues charm offensive
Australia cricket captain Tim Paine continues charm offensive

At the time, Paine said: "They [footballers] do that every game and I thought cricket is the gentleman's game". However, Agar, who'll play only his fifth ODI in Australian colours in the series opener at The Oval on Wednesday, said he's pleased the controversial opener is in the right head space again following the huge fall-out from the inci...

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  • Fans call for Nike boycott after Iran WC 'disgrace'
Fans call for Nike boycott after Iran WC 'disgrace'

Iran start their fifth World Cup campaign against Morocco in Group B , although both teams will find it hard to finish ahead of Spain, World Cup 2010 winners, and Portugal, reigning European champions. In Brazil four years ago, they were sunk by a late Lionel Messi strike in the group stage against Argentina but there was enough in Iran's per...

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  • Kawhi Leonard Seeking Trade From Spurs
Kawhi Leonard Seeking Trade From Spurs

The news comes just weeks after Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reported that the Spurs were prepared to offer Leonard a five-year $219 million supermax contract this Summer. It was believed Gregg Popovich would try to massage Leonard's ego and bring him back. The Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings are also expected to have i...

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  • Leicester City Travel To Manchester United In 2018/19 Premier League Opener
Leicester City Travel To Manchester United In 2018/19 Premier League Opener

Prior to matchday two in the Champions League set for either October 2 or October 3, Liverpool will play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Four rounds of Premier League fixtures have been scheduled before the first worldwide break, which will take place on the weekend of 8-9 September.

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  • A glance at 1st round of US Open
A glance at 1st round of US Open

It wasn't his worst opener in this tournament. England's Ian Poulter posted the lowest round of the morning with a superb 1-under 69. "It was not very good, " Woods said about the first putt. He found the next shot on his own because he advanced it only 6 feet. Past year at Erin Hills, the field shattered the record for most subpar rounds a...

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  • Uruguay star Suarez in final shot at World Cup redemption
Uruguay star Suarez in final shot at World Cup redemption

We can confirm that the official attendance for the match between Egypt and Uruguay in Ekaterinburg is 27,015. Suarez squandered a great first-half chance by firing into the side netting when the ball broke loose after a corner, and forced another good save from El-Shenawy in the opening moments of the second period.

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  • Jerome Boateng To Return To Manchester?
Jerome Boateng To Return To Manchester?

According to Manchester Evening News , the former Manchester City centre-back is being monitored closely by the Red Devils, who are said to be looking to sign a defender. And Boateng doesn't believe transfer speculation could affect his form in Russian Federation. When a club is interested, and Jerome says that he wants to join this club, we wil...

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  • Kyrie Irving says signing contract extension with Boston Celtics doesn't make sense
Kyrie Irving says signing contract extension with Boston Celtics doesn't make sense

What sense would that make, given the Celtics traded Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and what turned out to be the No. 8 pick in this year's draft just to get a player of his caliber? LeBron James' free agency has become the hot topic of discussion following the conclusion of the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season with everyone specula...

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  • Steven Gerrard's latest Rangers signing has been confirmed
Steven Gerrard's latest Rangers signing has been confirmed

He told Rangers TV: "When they told me Steven Gerrard wanted to take me, I told my agent I just need to take my shoes and run to Scotland ". Katic becomes Steven Gerrard's fourth signing as Gers boss, and the central defender said the chance to work with the former Liverpool and England captain at Ibrox was too good to turn down.

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  • Rashford in injury doubt ahead of England's opener
Rashford in injury doubt ahead of England's opener

The 20-year-old's hopes suffered a setback after he missed England's first training session in Russian Federation with a slight knee injury, but on Wednesday evening he assured fans the problem was nothing serious. One player assured of his place is Kyle Walker , who has been deployed by Southgate on the right of a three-man defence despite exce...

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  • What Tiger Woods said after Round 1 at U.S. Open
What Tiger Woods said after Round 1 at U.S. Open

He opted to prepare. Last year's U.S. Open at Erin Hills, the opening round score was a blistering 7-under par by Rickie Fowler. With steady winds buffeting the sprawling layout, an already taxing course was pushed to the extremes. Stallings asked. "I mean, it just doesn't happen". At this point past year, that number was 44. No. 1, I hit i...

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