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Already, the Super Eagles have wowed the world with their Nike kits ahead of the tournament, with sales reported to have already exceeded 3 million. "He has been so devoted into being in the best shape and I know this will be very evident at the World Cup", the source said. 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.
  • DJ closes out St. Jude with hole-out eagle

    DJ closes out St. Jude with hole-out eagle

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    He was swinging without pressure when he stood over his shot in the light rough to the right of the 18th fairway, and hit the flawless shot to finish off the win. Johnson was made aware of this on Sunday and shrugged it off, predictably. J.B. Holmes (67) was at 9 under. Brooks Koepka, a week before defending his U.S.
  • Salah returns to Egypt training

    Salah returns to Egypt training

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    Salah, who has declared himself fit for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer following his shoulder injury, has been vocal on his Reds future, with the attacker revealing he's happy at Anfield. "He is gradually getting better". Drogba, who played for Chelsea between 2004 and 2012, was the previous record holder on 29 goals but Salah scored 32 goals during last season's league campaign to supass the Ivorian's record.
  • The United States, Mexico And Canada Will Host The 2026 World Cup

    The United States, Mexico And Canada Will Host The 2026 World Cup

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    Anxious that rivals might try to turn the vote into a referendum on Trump , who is deeply unpopular in many parts of the world, organizers of the North American bid took pains to dissociate their efforts from politics. One member nation voted for neither of the two bids, according to governing body's official website. More than 200 national football federations are to set to vote at around midday local time in Moscow (0900 GMT) at their annual meeting one day before the 2018 World Cup ...
  • NewsAlert: Nadal beats Thiem in straight sets for 11th French Open title

    NewsAlert: Nadal beats Thiem in straight sets for 11th French Open title

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    But Nadal's domination on the Roland Garros clay, where his record now stands at 85-2, is without equal and he will be a huge favourite to beat Grand Slam final debutant Thiem. Ah, but there's a reason Nadal is 11-0 in semifinals at the French Open, a reason he is 10-0 in finals there - so far. "I know how to play against him", he said, without elaborating.
  • Justify's Triple Crown win caps a magical run for Canadian breeders

    Justify's Triple Crown win caps a magical run for Canadian breeders

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    Triple Crown victor Justify led all the way at Saturday's Belmont Stakes, but controversy arose Sunday after some raised questions about the role of another horse in the victory. Some clues might come from how trainer Bob Baffert handled American Pharoah , who got a bit of a break after winning the Triple Crown in 2015 and returned to the track on August 2 to win the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.
  • De Gea demands public apology from Spanish PM

    De Gea demands public apology from Spanish PM

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    The newly appointed Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez , visited the national team squad recently to wish them luck before they began they set off to Russian Federation for this summer's World Cup. "It's the same feeling of doing things well and helping the team, of becoming strong". De Gea has been a key member of a United side going through a transition period, with his top class reflexes often earning the Red Devils valuable points.
  • Led joint bid wins right to host 2026 World Cup

    Led joint bid wins right to host 2026 World Cup

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    One congress member voted for "neither bid". "This might take a few years to sink in", said Sportsnet soccer commentator James Sharman, who was in Moscow and witnessed the vote take place. In rating the risk assessment of both bidders, with grades of low-, medium- and high-risk, FIFA's own bid evaluation report gives Morocco three high-risk grades (stadiums, accommodation, and accommodation and transport), 10 medium and seven low.
  • Can Neymar help Brazil forget their 2014 disaster?

    Can Neymar help Brazil forget their 2014 disaster?

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    They are looking to re-focus after their World Cup preparations were thrown off track when their match against Israel was called off. Austria presented a similar challenge and indeed they showed that Coutinho's presence could leave them more vulnerable to counter-attacks.
  • Tennis star Maria Bueno dies, aged 78

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    Ms. Bueno, who won her first national championship in Brazil at age 14, was known for her lithe, graceful style on the court and for her powerful serve and backhand. Born in the city of Sao Paulo, Maria Esther Bueno made history as the first South American woman to win the Wimbledon singles title. A self-taught prodigy, she brought grace to the game and was a dominant force, BBC Americas editor Leonardo Rocha writes.
  • Justify wins US Triple Crown

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    Justify became only the 13th victor of the Triple Crown, withstanding a late rush by a horse partially owned by New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski . "It is such a surreal feeling and one that I'm still trying to take in", he said. The last horse to accomplish the feat was American Pharoah in 2015.
  • Brazil set to put dour World Cup performances behind them

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    Brazil's World Cup team on Tuesday celebrated Philippe Coutinho's birthday by covering the Barcelona star in eggs, flour and milk. So, how have they managed that? Despite Brazil's chances looking up, coach Tite remains little-known outside his own country where he has spent almost entire career, coaching more than 10 teams, and including three stints at domestic club Corinthians where he made his name.
  • Real Madrid set to make move to appoint Chelsea FC boss

    Real Madrid set to make move to appoint Chelsea FC boss

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    Zinedine Zidane walked away from Real Madrid after a "dispute with club president Florentino Perez" over their transfer targets. The European champions are still getting over the shock news of Zinedine Zidane's resignation which came just days after winning the Champions League final.
  • Spain boss Lopetegui to take Real reins after World Cup

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    Los Blancos have confirmed that Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will take over from next season. " Julen Lopetegui will be the Real Madrid coach after the celebration of the 2018 World Cup ", the club's statement said. Julen Lopetegui will join the club after the participation of the Spanish team in the World Cup, after two years leading the national team. Lopetegui is now preparing to lead Spain at the World Cup but the 51-year-old will depart his role as national team coach at ...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly 'Angry' at 'Derisory' Real Madrid Contract Offer

    Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly 'Angry' at 'Derisory' Real Madrid Contract Offer

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    It has been very nice playing for Real Madrid '. Mohamed Salah arrived in Russian Federation to a grand reception which even five-time Ballon d'Or holders Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi didn't get. Juventus are interested in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to Turin this summer but his preference is a return to Manchester United , according to reports in the Spanish media.
  • Trump says he may pardon late boxing hero Muhammad Ali

    Trump says he may pardon late boxing hero Muhammad Ali

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    It's safe to say that President Donald Trump is throwing a pardon party. Although Trump is reportedly very into pardoning now, especially for celebrities and those with celebrity champions , naming Ali raised eyebrows. As a result, he was stripped of his heavyweight title, charged with draft evasion and sentenced to five years in prison. He died in 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
  • President Donald Trump says he won't invite National Basketball Association champion to White House

    President Donald Trump says he won't invite National Basketball Association champion to White House

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    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged the Washington Capitals to come to the White House to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship, but said the victor of the National Basketball Association title would not be invited. "We all look forward to the day we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement". In response, Trump disinvited the team. We'll see." However, at least one Capitals player has said he'll be skipping: "Devante Smith-Pelly said he'll skip the visit ...
  • Nadal-del Potro, Thiem-Cecchinato in French Open semifinals

    Nadal-del Potro, Thiem-Cecchinato in French Open semifinals

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    He beat me in Madrid and he has incredible power. He beat him this year at the Madrid Masters . But throughout this French Open he has shown his consistency, overcoming Stefanos Tsitsipas, Matteo Berrettini, and Kei Nishikori in four sets and getting the better of an exhausted Alexander Zverev , the only player who can challenge the eventual finalists on clay, in the quarters.
  • RDA Open To Welcome

    RDA Open To Welcome "Irish Boy" Conor McGregor To Welterweight

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    Covington has fired off shots at just about everybody from heavyweight to strawweight and even managed to spoil two of the biggest movies of the past year on Twitter. UFC 225 will take place this Saturday night in Chicago, Illinois at the United Center and the card is absolutely stacked. Though he's been sidelined with injury as of late, his body of work inside the octagon as champion can not be denied, racking up victories over Demian Maia , and Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson twice.
  • Fury comebacks ends in facile fourth round victory

    Fury comebacks ends in facile fourth round victory

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    I won't take anything for granted and I'll enjoy every moment. I fell out of love with the game but now the love is thriving, we are back on fire for one another. After ending Klitshcko's near-decade-long reign of the heavyweight division, Fury virtually disappeared from boxing by getting caught up in drink, drugs and depression.
  • Liverpool target hopes to resolve long-term future before World Cup

    Liverpool target hopes to resolve long-term future before World Cup

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    Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker hopes to have his future resolved before Brazil begin their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on Sunday. The Sky Sports report claims that Alisson's most likely destination is Real Madrid , with Los Blancos prepared to meet Roma's massive valuation.
  • Dwane Casey to Coach Pistons

    Dwane Casey to Coach Pistons

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    Casey added. "He's an outstanding man with impressive character. We're getting to work right away on the things that will make us all successful". Detroit has been looking for a coach for a month since firing Stan Van Gundy, who was also its president of basketball operations.
  • Neymar on target again as Brazil beat Austria

    Neymar on target again as Brazil beat Austria

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    In Coutinho they have a brilliant playmaker, in Paulinho they have a traditional box-to-box midfielder, and in Casemiro they have a resolute holder. Brazil also face Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E in Russian Federation as they look to hit back from their shock 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany on home soil four years ago.
  • Liverpool confirm Can, Flanagan's exit

    Liverpool confirm Can, Flanagan's exit

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    Throughout this season, reports have suggested that Can would choose to exit the Merseyside giants at the conclusion of his contract with Juventus known to be interested in the Germany global. Having been out injured for two months before then, Can was left out of Germany's squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation. His last game for the club was a League Cup tie at Leicester City in September.
  • Records tumble in White Ferns win

    Records tumble in White Ferns win

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    They now are the owners of the highest ODI total across formats, leaving behind England's men's team , who hold the record for the highest ODI total in men's cricket. Bates, who was on 89 off 59 balls then, went on to score her 10th ODI hundred, off only 71 balls. New Zealand Women will play two more ODIs against Ireland in this series at the same venue from June 10 and 13.
  • Nadal insists passing Federer's 20 Slams not on agenda

    Nadal insists passing Federer's 20 Slams not on agenda

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    The world No 1's straight-sets victory over Austria's Dominic Thiem was his 17th Grand Slam crown, trailing only Roger Federer's 20-major tally. If Thiem is, as he is widely regarded, the second best clay-court player in the world then he probably has a few more of these pummellings to look forward to at least until Nadal , 32, finally calls it a day.