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Coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who called it a "milestone" win, said his team executed his game plan to near perfection. Their next game is against South Korea on Saturday 23 June, and then against Sweden on Wednesday 27 June. "I don't know if we've sent a message to other teams, but internally we've spread a clear message that that we can, and are completely capable of competing with anyone", defender Miguel Layun said after training Monday.
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    Saudi team don't know cause of aeroplane fire, Pizzi reveals

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    It was a momentous day for Luis Suarez - the forward earned his 100th cap for Uruguay and he crowned the occasion with a goal. Suarez becomes the first Uruguayan to score in three World Cups and coach Tabarez admits he is vital to the national team.
  • Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

    Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

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    Doncic, 19, was selected third overall by the Atlanta Hawks and the Slovenian's rights were traded to the Mavericks for Oklahoma product Trae Young and a projected first-round 2019 pick. they knew I was coming. Doncic arrives in the National Basketball Association as one of the most decorated players to make the move to the States and there has been a real anticipation for him to bring his talents onto the biggest stage.
  • Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo

    Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo

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    If the two teams end up with identical goal difference and goals scored, Switzerland would go through on the basis of head-to-head, thanks to Shaqiri's goal . But when asked about the flags Petkovic insisted he will focus on Switzerland's performance. "We can't just play physically", he said. Xhaka struck the Swiss equalizer in the 52nd minute before Shaqiri scored a late victor when he broke free from the half-way line to slot past Serbian goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.
  • Marcus Rashford hails improved team spirit in England camp

    Marcus Rashford hails improved team spirit in England camp

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    Alli was not part of the line-up leaked to reporters from a note held by assistant manager Steve Holland this week. It was all going so well between Gareth Southgate's England and the media. The Three Lions kicked off their campaign in Russian Federation with a 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday thanks to a last-gasp header from captain Harry Kane .
  • Los Angeles Lakers select Moritz Wagner with No. 25 pick

    Los Angeles Lakers select Moritz Wagner with No. 25 pick

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    If one of LeBron's best friends realizes that LBJ wants to play for the Lakers, maybe the rest of us should as well. Wagner became the seventh MI basketball player picked in the first round since John Beilein has been the head coach. Newman made a decision to declare for the draft following a terrific string of performances in the NCAA National Tournament in which he put up 24.5 points in four games from the second round until the Final Four round.
  • Nigeria coach Rohr says Super Eagles 'won't lose' against Iceland

    Nigeria coach Rohr says Super Eagles 'won't lose' against Iceland

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    This is likely to be the overriding feeling and motivating factor within the Super Eagles' camp as they approach Friday afternoon's Group D clash against Iceland in Volgograd. If Nigeria wins, it will advance to the round of 16. Iceland blew their best chance to get back into the contest in the closing stages when Gylfi Sigurdsson sent a penalty over the bar.
  • Charles Krauthammer, Fox News commentator, columnist, dead at 68

    Charles Krauthammer, Fox News commentator, columnist, dead at 68

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    Doctors thought the surgery had been successful, but then Krauthammer was told the cancer returned and he only had a few weeks live. "This is the final verdict", he wrote. "I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended". He later became a panelist on PBS' "Inside Washington" and eventually joined Fox News as a political analyst.
  • FIFA Fines Serbia for Fans' World Cup Antics

    FIFA Fines Serbia for Fans' World Cup Antics

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    A Seleção controlled the game from start to finish, averaging two-thirds of possession while largely camped in the Costa Rican half. It wasn't the opening game that most people expected for Brazil as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Switzerland, and that's despite taking an early lead through Philippe Coutinho .
  • Warne & Clarke Stunned After Australia's Dismal Show Against England

    Warne & Clarke Stunned After Australia's Dismal Show Against England

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    Jonny Bairstow looted a brilliant 139 off 92 balls while Alex Hales crushed 147 from 92. It was carnage in Nottingham as the hosts England put up a massive score of 481 for 6 in just 50 overs. Australia , however, were gifted a wicket when Roy ran himself out going for a needless second ru But Hales was quickly into his stride with three fours in four balls off medium-pacer Stoinis.
  • Incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri 'wants to sign Dries Mertens'

    Incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri 'wants to sign Dries Mertens'

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    Sarri is already said to be considering new acquisitions. The agent of Maurizio Sarri reportedly touches down in London to finalise a deal for his client to become Chelsea's new manager. Sarri though remains a big fan of Mertens who he converted from a winger to a very successful striker at Napoli who consistently ended up as one of the top goalscorers in the Serie A.
  • Brazil suffer Neymar blow, may miss clash against Costa Rica

    Brazil suffer Neymar blow, may miss clash against Costa Rica

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    The man of the match, Mr. Magoma, said he was certain that Brazil could not beat Switzerland given the Zurich side's recent form. Pick up the Kit of Champions at the City Store ! It also complained about Mexican referee Cesar Arturo Ramos's decision not to blow his whistle when a Swiss player pushed Miranda before scoring an equaliser.
  • Nikola Kalinic: Striker Sacked From Camp In Shame

    Nikola Kalinic: Striker Sacked From Camp In Shame

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    Kalinic had started on the bench for the fourth successive worldwide match but was asked to enter the game by boss Zlatko Dalic with just five minutes to go. Kalinic refused the assignment because of a back injury, but Dalic was undaunted in his dismissal of the player. The news wont go down well in the Croatian camp in Russian Federation, after a positive start to the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup .
  • World Cup Group C

    World Cup Group C

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    Two changes for France from the side that beat Australia in their opening game with Giroud and Matuidi coming in for Dembele and Tolisso. But no player is more important to Peru than striker Paolo Guerrero , who came off the bench against Denmark.
  • Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

    Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

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    The victim was sitting near home plate when the mascot, Phillie Phanatic, launched the hot dog wrapped in duct tape at her. In the news segment, McVay laughs about her freak accident, saying, "I never thought a hot dog could hurt". "And mostly, it's going to get worse before it gets better". The Phillie Phanatic uses a cannon-like launcher mounted on a motorized cart to send the hot dogs into the stands between innings.
  • Blatter says he will use influence for UK, Irish bid

    Blatter says he will use influence for UK, Irish bid

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    Petersburg to see Brazil play Costa Rica on Friday. The term was later reduced to six years. "Today I saw Infantino and Blatter at the stadium, it's true", TASS quoted Sorokin as saying, adding that the former Federation Internationale de Football Association head had praised Russia's organisation of the World Cup.
  • Iran frustrated by Spain

    Iran frustrated by Spain

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    In the 56th minute of the match, Diego Costa caught a lucky break as he managed to put a ball behind the back of the net. For too much of the contest Spain had no cutting edge, with their possession rate hovering around the 80 per cent mark but their threats on Ali Beiranvand's goal remaining close to zero.
  • Japanese World Cup Fans Clean Up The Stadium After Winning Against Colombia

    Japanese World Cup Fans Clean Up The Stadium After Winning Against Colombia

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    Goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako were enough for Japan to beat Colombia 2-1, before Senegal saw off Poland by the same scoreline later in the day thanks to a Thiago Cionek own goal and M'Baye Niang. Even if you're not insane about sports, the World Cup often brings out the best stories of compassion and global peace. We were knocking on the door.
  • Hornets Players Were Reportedly ‘Sick And Tired’ Of Dwight Howard

    Hornets Players Were Reportedly ‘Sick And Tired’ Of Dwight Howard

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    Just a day before the NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets have taken steps towards rebuilding their franchises by participating in a trade, with the main mover in that trade being Dwight Howard . His last All-Star appearance and All-NBA selection was in 2014 and he hasn't been an All-Defensive player since 2011-12. From 2004-2014, Howard was named to the All-NBA Team eight consecutive times.
  • England less threatening than Belgium, says Panama's Rodriguez

    England less threatening than Belgium, says Panama's Rodriguez

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    Maguire said getting the late victor could prove to be a bigger positive for the England lineup than winning the game by a comfortable margin. What pleased me is that there has been a long period of work gone into (Monday's) result from all the players and all of the support team.
  • Phil Mickelson under fire after hitting putt before it stopped rolling

    Phil Mickelson under fire after hitting putt before it stopped rolling

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    Mickelson, who is well out of contention for victory, said he knew the action would bring a two-shot penalty, and that he had hit the ball to prevent it from rolling all the way off the green and behind a bunker. The incident will always dog the colourful and often controversial Californian - he later told critics to "toughen up" - but Mickelson's mad-cap moment was just the start on a insane day at Shinnecock Hills.
  • Kawhi Leonard Telling Rival Teams He Plans to Sign With LA Team

    Kawhi Leonard Telling Rival Teams He Plans to Sign With LA Team

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    Right now, they have 11 players under contract for next season. Beyond the big names at the top, this is an incredibly deep free-agent class. Perhaps the Spurs will get an offer that they simply can't refuse, but they don't seem eager to give him away simply because he wants to play elsewhere.
  • Maradona light years behind Messi, says Ramos

    Maradona light years behind Messi, says Ramos

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    Ahead of Thursday's critical World Cup match against Croatia on the banks of the Volga River, Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli tried to temper the expectations weighing on his star player. "We have analyzed the opponent all week and I believe we will have a great match". Messi is a fantastic player. Argentina collected just seven points from eight games when Messi was missing for qualifying games, with that total transformed to 21 points in the ten games when he did start.
  • David Warner to play for St Lucia Stars in Caribbean Premier League

    David Warner to play for St Lucia Stars in Caribbean Premier League

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    Warner is now serving a one-year ban - along with Steve Smith, who was also stripped of the captaincy - for his part in the scandal in South Africa , while Bancroft is suspended for nine months. Speaking about the signing of Warner, Stars' General Manager, Mohammad Khan said: "We are excited to bring David to the Saint Lucia Stars". This year's CPL will be held from August 8 to Sep.
  • Shaq's advice to LeBron: Don't chase rings

    Shaq's advice to LeBron: Don't chase rings

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    Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal speaks during a National Basketball Association game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Staples Center. In this picture, James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, June 8, 2018.
  • Tunisia need to discover goal touch to progress in World Cup

    Tunisia need to discover goal touch to progress in World Cup

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    Dele Alli (L) and England coach Gareth Southgate. "The CBF requires to know from FIFA the reason the technology was not used in key incidents during the game", their federation said in a statement. More would have purchased their tickets through world football's governing body Fifa but earlier in the day, fans told how they had felt outnumbered by the noisier Tunisian contingent in central Volgograd, 600 miles south of Moscow.
  • Senegal tops Poland amid controversy for first African win

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    Senegal , back in the tournament for the first time since 2002, went ahead in the 37th minute when Thiago Cionek's attempted block of Idrissa Gueye's shot wrong-footed goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny , who was picked to start over fellow Arsenal castoff Lukasz Fabianski.