• Iran coach blasts VAR as Ronaldo escapes sending off
Iran coach blasts VAR as Ronaldo escapes sending off

Early in the second half, Ronaldo went down in the box following a challenge by Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi. "We accepted human mistakes before, that was part of the game. The AFC giants have performed significantly better as the tournament has progressed and head coach Carlos Queiroz will be hoping his side can continue their good form in their fin...

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  • Argentina players stage coup against Jorge Sampaoli before Nigeria clash
Argentina players stage coup against Jorge Sampaoli before Nigeria clash

Lionel Messi will respond to Argentina's hour of need in the World Cup against Nigeria on Tuesday, according to head coach Jorge Sampaoli . "Leo looks fine to me, but by playing the game we played , that went against him. Recalling some fond memories Musa said: "I can remember four years ago when Messi played in Brazil I scored two go...

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  • Joel Embiid Reveals His Recruiting Pitch For LeBron James
Joel Embiid Reveals His Recruiting Pitch For LeBron James

Other superstars of the game who are also now National Basketball Association free agents such as Kevin Durant, Paul George , and Chris Paul have their jersey's still being sold at full price at Dick's, which adds to the intrigue of the decision to reduce the prices of Lebron's jersey by such a high percentage.

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  • Alpha Centauri is Harrington's crown jewel
Alpha Centauri is Harrington's crown jewel

McDonald, who left for England after riding at Warwick Farm last Wednesday, has picked up the ride on the Charlie Hills-trained Equilateral in the Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup (1200m) at the Royal meeting on Friday (Saturday NZ time). "She is a very big filly (1,146 pounds), and I think when she is on soft ground she physically can't get her feet out". ...

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  • Spain vs. Morocco - Football Match Report
Spain vs. Morocco - Football Match Report

The game was scrappy, Morocco picking up six yellow cards, and Spain lurched from indifferent to inspired throughout. However, Sergio Ramos committed a disgusting error as the last man of defence after being dispossessed by Khalid Boutaïb, who raced clear to give Morocco a shock lead on 14 minutes.

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  • James Harden wins NBA MVP Award
James Harden wins NBA MVP Award

In addition to the awards however, there was also a guest appearance from Travis Scott , who graced the stage to perform a medley of songs, including "Watch", "Goosebumps", & "Butterfly Effect", backed by some blurry visual effects. Casey's honor came despite a successful regular season which saw the Raptors finish with a franchise-record 59 wins....

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  • Nigeria vs Argentina: Maradona seeks meeting with Messi, others
Nigeria vs Argentina: Maradona seeks meeting with Messi, others

Jorge Sampaoli's men are facing a group-stage exit in Russian Federation after collecting just one point from their opening two games. It will not be an easy game for Nigeria since Argentina have good players but confidence will be high in the camp of the African side.

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  • Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama
Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama

Kane, 24, scored two penalties and got lucky with the third when Ruben Loftus-Cheek's shot cannoned off his heel and flew in, overtaking Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, who England will face in their final Group G game on Thursday.

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  • Federer beats Kudla to reach 12th Halle final
Federer beats Kudla to reach 12th Halle final

Highlights of Roger Federer up against Denis Kudla in the semi-final of the Gerry Weber Open. Roger Federer celebrates after he beats Denis Kudla during their semi final match at the Gerry Weber Open ATP tennis tournament in Halle, Germany, Saturday, June 23, 2018.

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  • Mexico fans celebrate second consecutive win in World Cup
Mexico fans celebrate second consecutive win in World Cup

The squad then joined Durmaz in a collective shout of " F*** racism! " before applauding and jogging off to begin their training session. The abuse was also reported to the police, and the general secretary of the Swedish FA, Hakan Sjostrand, condemned the threats directed at the player.

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  • Argentina's final shot at salvation in Russia
Argentina's final shot at salvation in Russia

Should Argentina fail to win the 2018 World Cup , Messi will have to wait until 2022 to have another shot on the evasive trophy. The loss to Croatia , Argentina's heaviest in a World Cup group stage match since 1958, put the 2014 runners-up in serious danger of a first round exit before Nigeria's 2-0 win over Iceland gave them a lifel...

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  • McLaren open to Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull confident he will stay
McLaren open to Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull confident he will stay

The team from Milton Keynes had to wait for the stage in Austria, but reliable sources report that the leadership of the stables have finally decided what engine to perform in the next year. "But our customers don't cross shop us with either Renault or Honda , and basically can I say that Honda is more of a problem than Renault covered up with t...

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  • Portugal ready for 'tough battle' with Iran, Santos says
Portugal ready for 'tough battle' with Iran, Santos says

FIFA World Cup 2018 Iran v/s Portugal will take place at Mordovia Arena. Portugal won 2-0 thanks to goals from Deco and Cristiano Ronaldo - it was Ronaldo's first ever goal in the tournament. The Portuguese forward has led his team from the front with a hat-trick against Spain and the victor against Morocco but they need to show that the...

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  • Argentina coach Jorge SAMPAOLI and goalkeeper Franco ARMANI press conference
Argentina coach Jorge SAMPAOLI and goalkeeper Franco ARMANI press conference

Messi is yet to provide a goal or an assist in Russian Federation and Sampaoli's men need a win over Nigeria Tuesday to have any chance of reaching the last 16. "The relationship with the coach is totally normal", said Mascherano, who at 34, is one of the most experienced and influential players in the squad.

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  • FIFA investigates Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrations
FIFA investigates Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrations

Serbia was furious when Brych failed to award a spot-kick in the 66th minute after Aleksandar Mitrovic was wrestled to the ground in the penalty area by Swiss defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Fabian Schaer. If the football governing body concludes that the duo violated the rule, they could be banned for up to two games. Shaqiri was born in Koso...

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  • Hernandez nets as Mexico see off South Korea
Hernandez nets as Mexico see off South Korea

Mexico showed their quality on the break again when Miguel Layun fired in a cross that Lozano very almost got on the end of, but they did not have to wait much longer to take the lead. Mexico took the lead in the 26th minute from the penalty spot, after Jang Hyun-soo was penalised for handball when he went to ground to intercept a cross.

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  • Liverpool make
Liverpool make "formal offer of €180 million" for Real Madrid star

The Spanish sports publication reported that Liverpool are keen on the Madrid man as they continue their search for a replacement for Phillipe Coutinho who left for Barcelona in January. Aulas added that Liverpool allegedly dragging their heels had opened the door to other clubs to try to sign Fekir, including European champions Real Madrid .

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  • Thiago Silva:
Thiago Silva: "Neymar insulted me" in Brazil win over Costa Rica

Costa Rica may feel a little aggrieved at Brazil's antics and it's fair to say they'll be attracting a lot of attention going forward as they all but step into the last-16. As always, the prestige of the nation is at stake, prestige still shaken from the infamous 7-1 semifinal defeat to Germany four years ago. Following the whistle that ended ...

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  • Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary makes World Cup history vs Saudi Arabia
Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary makes World Cup history vs Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Fathy was penalised for a handball just inside the box, but the goalkeeper was equal to Al-Muwallad's powerful spot kick and pushed it onto the bar. It's been a disappointing World Cup campaign for the Pharaohs following a narrow 1-0 defeat to Uruguay and a 3-1 defeat at the hands of hosts Russian Federation.

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  • Switzerland's Xhaka, Shaqiri facing 2-match bans over Serbia celebrations
Switzerland's Xhaka, Shaqiri facing 2-match bans over Serbia celebrations

After scoring their respective goals, Xhaka's a 52nd-minute banger from 30 yards and Shaqiri's a calm extra-time finish from inside the box after drawing Serb keeper Vladimi Stojkovic out, both men made a similar hand gesture as part of their goal celebration.

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  • Tensions rise in Brazil squad after Neymar insults his own teammate
Tensions rise in Brazil squad after Neymar insults his own teammate

VAR revealed Neymar to be a "diver" on Friday as the Brazil star had a penalty taken off him in his side's win against Costa Riva. Brazil were questioned at that tournament for their psychological readiness - the players' looked seriously freaked by Neymar's absence ahead of their 7-1 capitulation to Germany in the semi-final - and the sa...

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  • José Mourinho Slams Argentina Keeper Before Disastrous Error Against Croatia
José Mourinho Slams Argentina Keeper Before Disastrous Error Against Croatia

Portugal takes on Iran in their final group stage game in Russian Federation knowing that a spot in the knockout round of the competition is firmly in their grasp. Argentina camp here at the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation is in turmoil. A potential 2-0 Argentina win against Nigeria, combined with a 2-1 win for Iceland over Croatia, could...

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  • Hafeez, Junaid return for Zimbabwe tour
Hafeez, Junaid return for Zimbabwe tour

Hafeez, who has been cleared to bowl again in global cricket again, makes a comeback to the team after last playing in January in New Zealand. While he may miss either the T20 tri-series or the ODI series, there is a possibility he could be rested for the entire tour since Pakistan have a busy winter season, which includes the Asia Cup and series...

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  • Rory McIlroy one shot off first-round lead
Rory McIlroy one shot off first-round lead

Official play in the Travelers Championship began on Thursday. "But it was actually a pretty tough shot there, nearly a little downslope and I had to hit close to the ball, which you just have to commit to it". "Having this tournament right after the tournament last week, I think it gets guys back into the normal routine", McIlroy said. The Texan...

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  • 'Furious And Upset' Maradona Calls For Meeting With Argentina Players
'Furious And Upset' Maradona Calls For Meeting With Argentina Players

Sampaoli has been heavily criticised for his approach to Argentina's World Cup and has failed to find a system that gets the best out of their talisman Lionel Messi . Messi salvaged a disastrous campaign under three different managers with a hat-trick away to Ecuador in the Albiceleste's final qualifier. On a closer look, scores of fans acro...

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