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Mercedes' chief strategist, James Vowles, immediately apologized to Hamilton over the board radio for the mistake. Having dropped to fourth, Hamilton then had to park his auto on the 64th lap, seven short of the finish. "Like I said, we always try to have the best possible position". Hamilton's retirement is his first in 33 Grand Prix stretching back to Malaysia in 2016.
  • Spurs wished Kawhi Leonard a happy birthday, and everything hit the fan

    Spurs wished Kawhi Leonard a happy birthday, and everything hit the fan

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    If the Lakers are indeed adding LeBron James - which has tremendous momentum according to Brian Windhorst - they would be absolute fools to not put everything on the table and complete a deal for Leonard. Though Leonard told other teams he wouldn't re-sign with them by the summer of 2019, the Celtics could still trade for Leonard as he has no power of where he goes.
  • World Cup team returns to warm welcome

    World Cup team returns to warm welcome

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    Germany is out of the World Cup , the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated during the group stages. "Since we won we can say it all went as planned", he added. And Loew, the 58-year-old who guided Germany to the world crown in Brazil four years ago, admitted he now needs time to decide whether his 12-year reign will continue - despite signing a new four-year contact in May.
  • Diego Maradona watches as Argentina crash out of the World Cup

    Diego Maradona watches as Argentina crash out of the World Cup

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    After almost five and a half hours of football, it was the first goal Uruguay had let in at this World Cup - indeed it was the first they had conceded in 2018. By that time, Ronaldo's situation at club level will be clearer after he raised doubts about his future with Real Madrid in the wake of their Champions League final win against Liverpool in May.
  • Maradona doubts Argentina players pick Sampaoli's team

    Maradona doubts Argentina players pick Sampaoli's team

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    For the victor, a place in the semifinals, putting him two matches from a victory which would be the crowning glory of a celebrated career. I've always had the dream of watching me raise the World Cup . France has never lost in the World Cup round of 16, making it through in 1986, 1998 (when it won the title), 2006 and 2014. Teams and coaches who have been heralded and praised will find themselves packing their bags in the next few days, heading home to watch the rest of the tournament on ...
  • Sweden reach last 16 with win over Mexico

    Sweden reach last 16 with win over Mexico

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    Captain Andreas Granqvist will need to command his defence against a quick Mexico attacking line. Their team - lacking the individual quality of reigning champions Germany and Mexico - were tipped to say farewell to the tournament before the knockout round.
  • Ozil In Verbal Spat With Angry Fans As Germany Exit WC

    Ozil In Verbal Spat With Angry Fans As Germany Exit WC

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    The World Cup is very close among the 16 nations that have advanced to the second round and for the first time in our history, few would care to select a victor. I wonder how many coaches got together with their students in order to assist them to develop greater understanding and the objective of hard work which results in success at any level? Costa Rica made an early exit but shared the points with Switzerland in their last match, which was enough for the Europeans to qualify for the ...
  • Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

    Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

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    Clubless William Carvalho could miss the game for Portugal , having been absent from training in the build-up with a minor injury, but Gelson Martins and Raphael Guerreiro are fit to start. While Uruguay can match the reigning European champion technically and tactically, Portugal's apparent physical and mental advantages should help it prevail over the dogged South Americans.
  • Korea Knocks out Germany in 2-0 Upset

    Korea Knocks out Germany in 2-0 Upset

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    Although Germany rebounded spectacularly with a superb win over Sweden after the Mexico defeat, Low's tinkering in selection for the South Korea match betrayed his lack of confidence in the whole team. Germany had needed a clear win to move into the last 16, but a series of wasted chances saw the team finish last in Group F. Convincingly beaten 3-0 in its match against Sweden , Mexico were set to be the next team sent packing from the World Cup on Wednesday.
  • Argentina are more than just Lionel Messi - France boss Deschamps

    Argentina are more than just Lionel Messi - France boss Deschamps

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    The coach said France's characteristics of quick ball recovery and pace on the break through Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud would make them particularly risky if Argentina were unable to dominate possession. Argentina have gone past the first round for the 12th time in their last 13 World Cup appearances, the only exception coming in 2002. Messi offered Argentina fans a tantalising moment of brilliance with his goal as Jorge Sampaoli's men beat Nigeria 2-1 to avoid a ...
  • Marouane Fellaini extends with Red Devils until 2020

    Marouane Fellaini extends with Red Devils until 2020

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    Fellaini's contract situation had divided United supporters, a section of whom did not want the Belgian to be handed a new deal due to his inconsistent performances, but head coach José Mourinho has always backed the towering midfielder. Some United fans have reacted badly to the announcement but Courtois, the Chelsea and Belgium goalkeeper, says he is a "very useful player" for the Red Devils.
  • The 76ers prepare a trade package for Kawhi Leonard

    The 76ers prepare a trade package for Kawhi Leonard

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    The Boston Celtics , Philadelphia 76ers , and Los Angeles Clippers have also made offers to the Spurs according to the super team of reporters on the story. According to Smith, Durant did not see much reason to leave the Warriors, with whom he has won two straight National Basketball Association titles and Finals MVP awards, but Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com subsequently threw cold water on the report.
  • Messi, Ronaldo gear up for World Cup knockout phase

    Messi, Ronaldo gear up for World Cup knockout phase

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    Argentina faced extremely long odds of making it through to the knockout round, but they found a way, beating Nigeria 2-1 yesterday, with the game victor coming from Rojo via a wonderful looking right-footed finish in the 87′. "He told everyone to attack no matter what". An over joyed reporter said, 'no way, no way did you score with this foot?' "It's not always possible to play handsome football", said Hareide, a Norwegian and, unsurprisingly, a former defender.
  • 10 things we've learned from the group stage of World Cup 2018

    10 things we've learned from the group stage of World Cup 2018

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    Hundreds of Mexican fans mobbed the South Korean embassy to chant "We are all Koreans!" as one lifted the consul general Han Byoung-jin onto his shoulders. 'Congrats to Sweden and Mexico, and of course to South Korea on their win. "It's a psychological thing and the players still don't know how the play with the burden of being winners".
  • Michy Batshuayi's painful goal celebration in win over England

    Michy Batshuayi's painful goal celebration in win over England

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    Except he booted it with full force into the post, and it cannoned back straight into his face from just a couple of yards away. Thankfully, Belgium went on to win the match and Batshuayi, never one to back down, went on to own his awkward World Cup moment.
  • Rafael Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Roger Federer

    Rafael Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Roger Federer

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    Federer, who skipped the entire clay-court season for the second year in a row, had been going for his 99th title, one week after taking his 18th grass-court title in Stuttgart. The Croats took two tennis titles, on top of their World Cup win versus Lionel Messi. Novak Djokovic rose five spots to No. 17 after reaching the final at Queen's Club last week.
  • Ireland suffer heavy T20 defeat against India

    Ireland suffer heavy T20 defeat against India

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    After thrashing Ireland in the 1st T20I, Team India is all set to face the Irish side in the final and T20I at Dublin . Sharma struck eight 4s and five 6s before he was bowled by paceman Peter Chase when three runs short of what would have been a record-equalling third T20 worldwide hundred.
  • Tunisia register first World Cup win in 40 years

    Tunisia register first World Cup win in 40 years

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    Tunisia have achieved their target at the World Cup because they arrived in Russian Federation fully aware the best they could hope for was to finish third in their group, coach Nabil Maaloul said after their 2-1 victory over Panama on Thursday.
  • Spurs Now Reportedly Ready to Trade Kawhi Leonard

    Spurs Now Reportedly Ready to Trade Kawhi Leonard

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    The reasoning, according to the trio, is that both teams believe that sending Leonard to LA would also clinch a commitment from James who is still mulling his options for free agency now. As far as who the players might be in this possible trade... They may end up being forced to surrender young assets like Brandon Ingram , Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart , future first-round picks and maybe even a sign-and-trade agreement with restricted free agent Julius Randle, according to ESPN .
  • Spurs Now Reportedly Ready to Trade Kawhi Leonard

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    The reasoning, according to the trio, is that both teams believe that sending Leonard to LA would also clinch a commitment from James who is still mulling his options for free agency now. As far as who the players might be in this possible trade... They may end up being forced to surrender young assets like Brandon Ingram , Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart , future first-round picks and maybe even a sign-and-trade agreement with restricted free agent Julius Randle, according to ESPN .
  • Danny Rose and Marcus Rashford miss chance to change Gareth Southgate's mind

    Danny Rose and Marcus Rashford miss chance to change Gareth Southgate's mind

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    Theresa May was handed a Belgian football shirt ahead of the team's World Cup clash with England as she arrived at a summit in Brussels. A 1-0 defeat to Belgium in Group G's final round of games ensured the Three Lions can not face Brazil in the quarter-finals, with either Sweden or Switzerland instead awaiting.
  • World Cup Group H match report Japan v Poland 28 June 2018

    World Cup Group H match report Japan v Poland 28 June 2018

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    Luckily, the Asian side despite going down 0-1 to Japan , still progressed to the Last 16 rounds ahead of Senegal as the Japanese had a superior fair-play record. Japan lacked their usual fluency and Eiji Kawashami's superb sprawling save from Kamil Grosicki was the highlight of a dour first half, with goalline technology confirming the header did not cross the line.
  • Senegal crash out of World Cup on fair play to Japan

    Senegal crash out of World Cup on fair play to Japan

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    Japan has reached the knockout round at the World Cup three times in the last five tournaments. Sadly for the fans, Belgium and England are ready to rest and rotate. Seeing as Senegal had six yellow cards to Japan's four, they were headed for elimination. Napoli and Senegal star Kalidou Koulibaly insists he is not allowing rumours linking him with a stunning move to Chelsea distract his World Cup campaign.
  • Tottenham striker Kane pushing to start for England

    Tottenham striker Kane pushing to start for England

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    BEFORE jetting off to Russian Federation, if you'd offered Gareth Southgate the start his England side have had to their World Cup campaign, he would have bitten your hand off. "It's different. If we'd been facing each other to qualify for the World Cup knock-out phase it would have been a lot more emotional", the Spaniard said.
  • Why England and Belgium both want to lose tomorrow's Group G matchup

    Why England and Belgium both want to lose tomorrow's Group G matchup

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    The hosts followed that win up with a qualification-sealing 3-1 win versus Mohamed Salah's Egypt in a game in which many fancied the Liverpool man to single handedly destroy Russia's equally ageing and inexperienced backline. "We want to see every England fan coming over, especially now we are playing well". And Southgate said recent World Cup results have refocused England minds.
  • LeBron James' Decision Not Dependent On Whether Lakers Acquire Kawhi Leonard

    LeBron James' Decision Not Dependent On Whether Lakers Acquire Kawhi Leonard

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    While Smith didn't say which team in Los Angeles James would be heading to, it can safely be assumed he means to join the Lakers. In this picture, James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 8, 2018.