• FIFA rankings underline England’s World Cup challenge
FIFA rankings underline England’s World Cup challenge

Atletico Madrid pair Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez will start in the middle of a back-four, but it is midfield where there is more debate over who will start the tournament. "The draw seems to be the most fair result though we could have scored more goals today", Russia's manager Stanislav Cherchesov said. Salah was included in Egypt's fin...

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  • Belmont Stakes: Can Justify win horse racing’s fabled Triple Crown?
Belmont Stakes: Can Justify win horse racing’s fabled Triple Crown?

Justify was dominant at the Derby and Preakness, but he's not fast enough to sustain that dominance at Belmont. Hofburg , the early 9-2 second choice, galloped on Wednesday and visited the paddock where he will be saddled on race day. Jockey Mike Smith will need to use Justify's speed to get him away from the starting gate before the rest of ...

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  • French Open 2018: Muguruza dumps Sharapova to reach semis
French Open 2018: Muguruza dumps Sharapova to reach semis

The world number one will face US Open champion Sloane Stephens in Saturday's final on Philippe-Chatrier. She double-faulted three times in the opening game, part of her 27 unforced errors. The American pair have contrasting styles, with Stephens' game based on her athleticism and ability to get many balls back, while also turning defence into ...

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  • Simona Halep hits back to sink Angelique Kerber in quarter-finals
Simona Halep hits back to sink Angelique Kerber in quarter-finals

Now third in the WTA leaderboard behind Halep and Caroline Wozniacki , Muguruza will rise above them both to sit atop of the rankings with a win on Thursday. Muguruza looked dominant in the win over Sharapova, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. She double-faulted three times in the opening game, part of her 27 unforced errors.

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  • Discovery to Pay $2 Billion to Distribute PGA Tour Globally
Discovery to Pay $2 Billion to Distribute PGA Tour Globally

The 12-year partnership involves the development of a new PGA Tour-branded video streaming service, the company said. Discovery has struck a landmark deal to acquire the worldwide television rights to PGA Tour golfing. The deal could help the tour reach new fans around the world. Half of the PGA's top 50 players are from outside the United Stat...

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  • Samuel Umtiti's new Barca deal ends Liverpool hopes of pulling off deal
Samuel Umtiti's new Barca deal ends Liverpool hopes of pulling off deal

Samuel Umtiti and Barcelona have reached an agreement to extend and improve the French central defender's contract . He arrived here two years ago and is now an important part of the squad. With Umtiti in the side, Barcelona have lost just once in 48 games, winning 83% of the time, a figure that drops to 57% whenever he hasn't featured.

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  • Neuer makes comeback in surprise Germany defeat
Neuer makes comeback in surprise Germany defeat

Loew last coached at club level in 2004, when he was at Austrian Vienna, and under his stewardship Germany has reached at least the semi-finals of every worldwide tournament since the 2006 World Cup. Ozil snapped up a poorly timed clearance kick from Joerg Siebenhandl and curled his shot back around the Austria goalkeeper to claim his 23rd goal...

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  • Germany And Belgium Make Surprise Omissions From Their World Cup Squads
Germany And Belgium Make Surprise Omissions From Their World Cup Squads

Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane has been left out of Germany's 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup . Goalkeeper Bernd Leno, defender Jonathan Tah, both of Bayer Leverkusen , and Freiburg late bloomer Nils Petersen have also been left out of the 23-man group.

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  • Mikel talks England friendly: Why we didn’t play well in first half
Mikel talks England friendly: Why we didn’t play well in first half

Gary Cahill believes England colleague Raheem Sterling has conducted himself "fantastically" during a hard week for the Three Lions star. Trippier claimed the assist for England's opening goal when his corner was headed home by Gary Cahill , and Southgate said: "His quality on the ball is outstanding".

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  • Deschamps, Griezmann Defend Paul Pogba After France Jeering
Deschamps, Griezmann Defend Paul Pogba After France Jeering

Samuel Umtiti , Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele all scored to seal victory at the Allianz Riviera Stadium. Corentin Tolisso is upset by whistles aimed at Paul Pogba in the win over Italy. It's hard to know exactly how to view the career of Paul Pogba so far. "We must admire the player we have". Thauvin was a key player in the Marseille team tha...

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  • Pakistan complete nine-wicket demolition of sorry England
Pakistan complete nine-wicket demolition of sorry England

Overall, England - on a sunny day and in the best batting conditions of the entire match - had lost four wickets for 19 runs . England were 235-6 at stumps. In a reversal of the expected order of things, England were disastrous in the field in this Test , chances missed and catches put down with the sort of tragicomic regularity usually s...

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  • Pakistan Legend Shahid Afridi Decides to Call it a Day at Lord's
Pakistan Legend Shahid Afridi Decides to Call it a Day at Lord's

The World XI toiled in reply and were 8-4 after just 3.3 overs, Lewis taking a great catch at cover to send Tamim Iqbal back off Russell's bowling, before Badree accounted for Luke Ronchi and Dinesh Karthik - the leg-spinner's double-wicket maiden the centrepiece of an implausibly miserly spell.

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  • Serena Williams beats Kristyna Pliskova in triumphant return to French Open
Serena Williams beats Kristyna Pliskova in triumphant return to French Open

Serena Williams plays a forehand during her first round match against Kristyna Pliskova of Czech Republic at the 2018 French Open on May 29, 2018 in Paris . "I did everything possible with my team to get us in a position to be able to play today". "I have given tennis so much, and tennis has actually given me a lot, and I couldn't be mo...

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  • Five things to watch for in Warriors-Cavs Part IV
Five things to watch for in Warriors-Cavs Part IV

The Warriors, meanwhile, lost two of three to Houston in the regular season and were relegated to second seeding behind the Rockets in the Western finals , before winning twice in Texas - including Game 7 on Monday - to eke out a narrow advancement.

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  • Long shots: Odds against Cavaliers in NBA Finals against Warriors
Long shots: Odds against Cavaliers in NBA Finals against Warriors

Starting June 1, Pinoy NBA fans can watch Part IV of the modern rivalry between arguably the era's best team in the Warriors, and arguably its best player in LeBron James LIVE on free TV via ABS-CBN channel 2 and ABS-CBN S+A channel 23.

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  • Brad Stevens, Celtics Looking Toward Future After Game 7 Loss To Cavs
Brad Stevens, Celtics Looking Toward Future After Game 7 Loss To Cavs

Tatum had a dunk over James with 6:41 left - staring down the Cavaliers star and bumping him with his chest - then followed it with a 3-pointer that gave the Celtics a 72-71 lead. For the eighth season in a row, LeBron James will be playing in the NBA Finals. If James signs anywhere other than Philly, Boston more than likely opens 2018-19 ...

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  • Iranian President Snubs US' List Of Demands For New Nuclear Deal
Iranian President Snubs US' List Of Demands For New Nuclear Deal

Bush. Zarif wrote: "It repeats the same wrong choices and will thus reap the same ill rewards". He said Iran was continuing negotiations with the European Union on issues related to the nuclear agreement, implicitly denying that the three countries discussed with Iran its regional threats and the development of ballistic missiles .

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  • Messi and FC Barcelona heavy-weights in SA
Messi and FC Barcelona heavy-weights in SA

Valverde made multiple changes to his full-strength side at half-time before Lionel Messi came on for the final 15 minutes of the game. The match is part of South Africa's celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela.

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  • Man United made £400k more than City
Man United made £400k more than City

Kindred Group's Ali Gill said: "Despite everyone playing, it was a relatively quiet week in terms of big results at Kindred in the Premier League with relatively little to play for". Here, we look at the best Opta stats from the 2017-18 season. City went two better with their 32 perfectly split between 16 home and away wins. After such a handsome...

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  • Green Bay Packers Not Expected To Sign Dez Bryant
Green Bay Packers Not Expected To Sign Dez Bryant

Bryant isn't the man-handler of cornerbacks he used to be and he was never a speed receiver to begin with, but he's still a big, physical receiver who wins at the catch point and will run hard after the catch. ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer wrote shortly after Bryant was released that the move was the result of both Bryant's declining produc...

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