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England's goalkeeper tipped over a Berg attempt as the match entered the final 20 minutes, which Southgate's men saw out without major incident thanks to impressive game management. "Since the beginning of the tournament, we've seen the big teams struggling against other teams that some considered to be weak". "So much preparation for this game, I thought we were fantastic, Sweden made it hard".
  • Atlanta Hawks: Final Thoughts from Utah Summer League

    Atlanta Hawks: Final Thoughts from Utah Summer League

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    Wade Baldwin was ejected from a summer league game on Saturday after an incident involving Grayson Allen . Allen and Young were each assessed a technical foul, and Allen also was charged with a personal foul. Of course, winning games at this juncture is not the focus, as Summer League is a place to reflect, grow and learn the professional game at its lowest level.
  • Kazan confirmed as World Cup graveyard of champions

    Kazan confirmed as World Cup graveyard of champions

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    The core of that side remains in place in Russian Federation, where Belgium has won all four of its matches, including coming back from 2-0 down to beat Japan in the round of 16 with a thrilling counterattack in the final seconds of injury time.
  • Italians Give Their Assessment Of England's Chances In This World Cup

    Italians Give Their Assessment Of England's Chances In This World Cup

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    Fantastic", Tim Banks said. They are really important messages for us. "The level of work has been great and their commitment to each other, you don't get through with just 11 players". I think that they aren't ready to make history at the moment. "No passengers, nobody failing to close down, nobody strolling around". " Harry Maguire is one of the players with the biggest potential at this World Cup", said Schmeichel, noting that he had watched him play alongside his son Kasper at ...
  • Who's saying what at the World Cup

    Who's saying what at the World Cup

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    Gareth Southgate's young side face the Scandinavians in Samara at 1400 GMT with a place in the last four against either Croatia or hosts Russian Federation up for grabs. Five-time champions Brazil had arrived in Russian Federation with high hopes of putting the humiliation of their 7-1 semi-final thrashing on home soil by Germany four years ago behind them, but were instead sent packing by a clinical Belgian outfit.
  • Armed, barricaded suspect may be former NBA, UCLA basketball star

    Armed, barricaded suspect may be former NBA, UCLA basketball star

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    He then barricaded himself inside the home for hours, according to police . After a prolonged standoff, SWAT teams entered the house early on Saturday morning and found the suspect "unresponsive". "LAFD responded & pronounced the male dead at scene", Rubenstein said. He played just 24 games in the National Basketball Association across two seasons in Sacramento before he was traded in February 2013 to the Houston Rockets, who waived him a month later.
  • 'It's Coming Home!' England fans get World Cup fever

    'It's Coming Home!' England fans get World Cup fever

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    Here's an excellently elaborate take from " Shrek ", who arrives in the city of Duloc only to discover that football is coming home. They they feel the team was robbed in the game, which is odd because, from the England side at least, it seemed as though their team were doing their utmost to cheat, a player attempting to scuff up the penalty spot before Kane scored being a key example.
  • Graeme McDowell: Grinds out a decent first round at Irish Open

    Graeme McDowell: Grinds out a decent first round at Irish Open

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    One Twitter user suggested that McDowell rent clubs ahead of Tuesday's qualifier at St Anne's Old Links. You're in Nashville, but your bag could either still in Seattle, or lost in a black hole. "I'm certainly not any more important than the next person who has lost a bag, just happens to impact my livelihood this week". The 38-year-old was due to take part in the qualifier at St Annes, near Blackpool, in an attempt to secure one of three Open Championship places among 72 players.
  • Gareth Southgate says England are well-prepared to face Tunisia

    Gareth Southgate says England are well-prepared to face Tunisia

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    Belief appears to be coursing through Gareth Southgate's group, helping the Three Lions shed the fear factor that former manager Fabio Capello said has inhibited the national team. Sensing World Cup staff might have an issue with that, they asked Russian officials if their fowl friends could accompany them. "They're probably one of the favourites, but we didn't expect anything less from Spain".
  • Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat

    Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat

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    You can't attack in the usual way. Neymar , full name Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is a football player for Brazil's national team.The man is an undoubtedly a talented athlete, popular with the people, and... The disappointment follows Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss against Germany in the semi-finals four years ago, when they hosted the tournament. "It is a big occasion, you can not hide it, if you try and hide it you are a little bit of a stupid person", the Spanish coach said.
  • Everton make audacious move for World Cup star

    Everton make audacious move for World Cup star

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    Barcelona also need to free up a non-EU space in their squad with Gremio youngster Arthur set to join the club. Mina has stated that he was able to take his mind off club football during the World Cup , talking to La Marca , he said "No, I don't have to prove my level to anyone".
  • Thai coach apologizes to parents as boys write they're OK

    Thai coach apologizes to parents as boys write they're OK

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    Katadzic has not dived the final kilometer to where the boys are stranded on a muddy bank, the most unsafe part of the dive, during which rescuers have to hold their oxygen tanks in front of them to squeeze through submerged holes. One boy, Mick, wrote: "Don't be anxious, I miss everyone". I miss you all, grandpa, uncle, mom, dad and my siblings. Monsoon flooding cut off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for nearly 10 days as the only way to reach them was by navigating ...
  • England target World Cup semis after Belgium stun Brazil

    England target World Cup semis after Belgium stun Brazil

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    None of the World Cup's top five most successful nations - Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina and Uruguay - will be in the semi-finals. France coach Didier Deschamps says he will not drop Olivier Giroud for his side's World Cup semi-final, despite the Chelsea striker failing to score in Russian Federation.
  • Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving Interested In Playing On Same Team

    Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving Interested In Playing On Same Team

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    And then the C's were able to acquire Irving as well. When stars decide they want to play together there isn't much teams can do about it besides try to be accommodating. Butler, who has a player option to become a free agent in 2019, has no intentions of signing an extension , according to the Sun-Times. Towns isn't the only noteworthy T-Wolves player with whom Butler has been said to have a problem.
  • Liverpool icon Gerrard backs Karius for future success

    Liverpool icon Gerrard backs Karius for future success

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    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp , meanwhile, has stated that he feels Salah deserved the increased deal after his performances in 2017/18 and expressing his desire to stay with the Reds. We don't use it as an excuse, we use it as an explanation. "From this point of view, from my side everything is fine". Liverpool new boy Fabinho insists he was never close to joining the Reds' fierce Premier League rivals Manchester United .
  • Musk sends engineers to help Thai boys trapped in cave

    Musk sends engineers to help Thai boys trapped in cave

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    Over the years, he has also used social media to respond to worldwide disasters. The deeper stretches would need battery packs, air pumps, and tubes, he said. The boys are said to be in good health and have practised wearing diving masks and breathing in preparation for the potential complex dive. The rescue efforts have been thwarted by flooding in the area, making access to the trapped crew impossible.
  • World Cup Shenanigans....Colombian players receive death threats for missing penalties

    World Cup Shenanigans....Colombian players receive death threats for missing penalties

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    Jordan Henderson's miss didn't seem so devastating the second time around. "Yesterday was a massive milestone for us as a group because we hadn't won a knockout game for so long", he told the FA's YouTube channel . Asked by a TASS correspondent whether the team was feeling under the gun to reach the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, the 27-year-old player of Tottenham Hotspur FC replied that "there is no pressure at all".
  • Tony Parker agrees to deal with Charlotte Hornets

    Tony Parker agrees to deal with Charlotte Hornets

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    Parker, who had become an unrestricted free agent this summer, called Spurs coach Gregg Popovich in the last hour to inform him of decision to accept Charlotte's offer, a source told Wojnarowski. We are grateful to Tony for 17 years of truly fantastic memories. "It's hard to put into words how important Tony Parker has been to the Spurs franchise over the past two decades", Popovich said in a statement.
  • Japan's oracle octopus boiled and butchered

    Japan's oracle octopus boiled and butchered

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    A " psychic octopus " which correctly predicted the results of Japan's World cup journey was chopped up and made into a meal even before the side kicked off against Belgium on July 2. Rabiot's 100 per cent record also tops fellow psychic World Cup star Achilles the deaf Russian cat, who wrongly predicted a Nigeria win over Argentina in the group stages.
  • Experienced Navy SEAL diver dies during Thai cave rescue operation

    Experienced Navy SEAL diver dies during Thai cave rescue operation

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    Thanes's engineers are working with the army to explore an area they believe to be the back end of the cave, chiselling away fragile limestone rocks that he said could be just hundreds of metres from where the boys are trapped. Why it is proving hard to extricate Thai cave boys What next? Rescue teams have been pumping millions of liters of water from the cave in an attempt drain the cave but the impending weekend rains threaten to undermine the work.
  • Russian Federation enjoying advantage at World Cup due to fan support

    Russian Federation enjoying advantage at World Cup due to fan support

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    Belgium is now a favorite alongside Uruguay and France , and all my top picks have been eliminated. I am heartbroken because my favourite team Germany got knocked out so early. Bosnian-born coach Zlatko Dalic, who played as a midfielder for many clubs in the former Yugoslavia and Croatia , was appointed at the most critical point of the team's turbulent qualifying campaign.
  • Heat linked to Carmelo Anthony exodus from Thunder

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    Anthony is due $27.9 million for the 18-19 season. With George opting to stay as well, the Thunder face an epic $310 million payroll, which league sources told ESPN in the report would dictate the Thunder trade, buy out or stretch Anthony's contract impact under National Basketball Association salary cap rules - the latter move trimming $107 million off next season's salary and luxury tax total.
  • Ruthless Federer marches on with another straight-sets win

    Ruthless Federer marches on with another straight-sets win

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    Not wasting too much energy in the first matches is nice to have. Thousands of spectators line up every year desperate to get their hands on tickets for the main show courts and a vast number of them are Federer fans. "She was singing the "it's coming home" song constantly for two-and-a-half hours", said Keys. "I want to be here to focus on tennis, not eating bugs".
  • Sweden will stick to their strengths against England - Granqvist

    Sweden will stick to their strengths against England - Granqvist

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    Sweden's all-time top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic , who retired from global football in 2016, said the quarterfinal match between the Swedes and England involves "a lot of emotions". The teams play tomorrow at Samara, Russia. If they can keep it up, they have a good chance. The defender, who spent a brief spell at English side Wigan earlier in his career, does not see any reason why Sweden should change their playing style as they head in to their quarter final match against the Three Lions.
  • Wimbledon: Nadal and Del Potro react to Federer losing Grand Slam record

    Wimbledon: Nadal and Del Potro react to Federer losing Grand Slam record

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    Top seed Federer admitted before the match that he can still get nervous walking out on to Centre Court but he was at his free-flowing best against Lajovic who was little more than a prop in Federer's magic show. Forbes reports that Federer earned roughly $150 million from Nike over the past 20 years. Third seed and 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic enjoyed a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka .
  • The World Cup causes a problem for Atletico's Super Cup squad

    The World Cup causes a problem for Atletico's Super Cup squad

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    Griezmann may not be connected to Uruguay through his immediate family, but all throughout his footballing career, he's had support from a number of Uruguayan coaches and players. Cavani scored both goals in the 2-0 win over Portugal in the round of 16, but he sat on the bench with an injured left calf he picked up in that match.