• Delph: We already know England's XI for Tunisia tie
Delph: We already know England's XI for Tunisia tie

Some players are unburdened by previous major tournament failures and even those that have tasted disappointment are displaying confidence, with Harry Kane speaking of winning the World Cup hours after being unveiled as captain. "I don't think it will affect me mentally. It could be changed, but from the set-up we've done it's pretty clear to see w...

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  • Phil Mickelson putting meltdown at U.S. Open is epic
Phil Mickelson putting meltdown at U.S. Open is epic

He said, 'I don't know what [my] score that is. I did not feel like continuing going back and forth. Afterwards, Daly claimed he had taken the penalty on goal as a protest against the USGA placing so many precarious pins on Pinehurst No. "It's just one of them things that just happened". Mickelson is celebrating his 48th birthday, and it's one he...

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  • Roger Federer claims 98th career title with victory in Stuttgart
Roger Federer claims 98th career title with victory in Stuttgart

A double fault from the Canadian followed by a return victor from the Swiss set up three match points, with Federer needing only his first as Raonic netted a return. "In the match that you play for world No. 1, it's clearly going to be in the back of your head", he said. "I was there in the most important moments, breaking Milos (in the first set...

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  • Sri Lanka defends cricket team over ball tampering allegation
Sri Lanka defends cricket team over ball tampering allegation

The umpires had also levelled a penalty of five runs against Sri Lanka 10 minutes before the start of the play on Day 3, and made a decision to change the ball. Earlier, Australia's Cameron Bancroft, Sri Lanka's Dasun Shanaka (2017) and South Africa's Faf du Plessis (2016) were also held for the same charge.

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  • Robbie Williams gives middle finger during World Cup opening ceremony performance
Robbie Williams gives middle finger during World Cup opening ceremony performance

Around 500 dancers, gymnasts and trampolinists will also be performing in an opening ceremony that will pay homage to all things Russian . Official FIFA ambassador - and former Miss Russia - Victoria Lopyreva then emerged with the official match ball for the World Cup opener, while former Brazil star Ronaldo was accompanied by official m...

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  • Neymar the heir to Ronaldo at Madrid - Valdano
Neymar the heir to Ronaldo at Madrid - Valdano

When asked if Bale could be pushed out the team with Neymar at the club, Rivaldo said: "I think that when we have good player, every coach always likes to work with good players - 3-4 players with talent makes it even harder for the opponent - any coach wants to have the best players in their teams".

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  • Dutchman Kuipers to referee Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay
Dutchman Kuipers to referee Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay

Mo Salah doesn't appear to have forgiven Sergio Ramos after a clash between the pair left him injured and unable to continue in the Champions League final last month. "I will be the happiest person in the world", he said. "We want him to be involved because he worked so hard to get this team, with his team mates of course, to come to this tou...

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  • Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid forward to stay at La Liga club
Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid forward to stay at La Liga club

Griezmann has netted 112 goals for Atletico during his four years at the club, but Barcelona have been persistent in their hunt, despite being reported to Federation Internationale de Football Association over an alleged illegal approach last December.

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  • Thiem ends Cecchinato fairytale to reach French Open final
Thiem ends Cecchinato fairytale to reach French Open final

More prize money is up for grabs than ever before at this year's French Open but it remains the least lucrative of the four Grand Slams for players to win. Del Potro missed six break points in the opener, including three at 4-4. But Thiem, unusually standing up to Nadal's first serve, forced two break points in the next game and converted the sec...

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  • Draymond Green admits he threw massive shade at Tristan Thompson after sweep
Draymond Green admits he threw massive shade at Tristan Thompson after sweep

I'd love to have him for 10 years. As expected, Durant declined his player option for next season in April, which makes him an unrestricted free agent. A group of Warriors fans from Vallejo have been waiting since 6:30 a.m., ready to celebrate. So then, was this just some light-hearted chirping from Myers to Durant, or an indication that the Du...

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  • Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant
Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

Thirty-eight thoughts for 38 points in the paint in the 108-85 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday in Game 4 of the NBA Finals ... Durant only scored 20 but had his first triple-double of the postseason, as he finished with 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

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  • Refreshed Rafael Nadal surges into French Open semifinals
Refreshed Rafael Nadal surges into French Open semifinals

However, Nadal has won both their clashes at Roland Garros - in 2014 and in last year's semi-finals by a comfortable 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 margin. Across the last 12 months on clay, Nadal has held serve 88.7% to Thiem's 85.7% (3.0% edge) while breaking opponents 50.0% to 30.1% (19.9% edge), and this incredible advantage he has on return was a big facto...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo's desire to leave Real Madrid is
Cristiano Ronaldo's desire to leave Real Madrid is "irreversible", say reports

Cristiano Ronaldo has made a decision to leave Real Madrid and is set to make a sensational return to Manchester United in a £131m deal this summer, according to reports in Spain via TeamTalk . The full-back has also rubbished suggestions that Cristiano Ronaldo could look to block the move and insists that there is no reason why Ronaldo a...

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  • Rafael Nadal overcomes hiccup to march into French Open semi-finals
Rafael Nadal overcomes hiccup to march into French Open semi-finals

The enormity of the situation clearly dawned on him after beating Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals on Thursday, as he sobbed tears of joy at the side of the court. Paris - Rafael Nadal insisted he still "feels pressure" and is "only human", after battling back from a set down to beat Diego Schwartzman on Thursday and set up a French Open ...

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  • LeBron’s Honest Explanation as to Why He Left Cavs in 2010
LeBron’s Honest Explanation as to Why He Left Cavs in 2010

James admitted that the Warriors , who lead the series 3-0, are more talented than the Cavaliers . James said the hostility between Trump and pro sports players will likely continue. The Warriors recaptured the lead and held it at 83-81 heading into the fourth quarter. "It won't be Golden State or Cleveland going", he added. This time, it w...

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  • Golden Knights betting favorites for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final
Golden Knights betting favorites for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final

The expansion Golden Knights closed their record-breaking season with their first four-game losing streak. Inspirational. An example of the power of unity. Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis is expecting a massive celebration following the first Stanley Cup win in franchise history. Vegas is 7-3 in its last 10 home games as moneyline favo...

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  • Ronaldo and Neymar could play for Madrid together - Marcelo
Ronaldo and Neymar could play for Madrid together - Marcelo

Ronaldo's contract at the Bernabeu commits him to the reigning European champions until June 2021. "If the president (Florentino Perez) wants somebody, he'll pick somebody". Portugal, who are placed in Group B, will face Spain in their first match on June 15. They also take on Morocco and Iran. Madrid, however, are not panicking while Ronaldo p...

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  • England cruise to win over Costa Rica
England cruise to win over Costa Rica

Navas was representing Costa Rica at Elland Road as they faced England in a World Cup warm-up match. Rashford scored with a handsome long-range shot to set England on their way to their second victory this week as they prepare for the Group G clash with Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18.

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  • Manchester United agree deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred
Manchester United agree deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

The Premier League campaign will kick off on Saturday, August 11. Man United manager Joe Mourinho . However, he is far more of a creator than goalscorer as his record of just 15 goals in five years at Shakhtar suggests. He was banned from worldwide football for a year by South America's governing body CONMEBOL, but only missed four months ...

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  • LeBron: Cavs can't get comfortable in Cleveland
LeBron: Cavs can't get comfortable in Cleveland

They just couldn't stop Kevin Durant . "But you definitely tip your hat". "You have to understand that what players have protested is not the military", Kerr said. "You just couldn't - you could never relax". "So, it's tough, but it's all part of the competition, which I love and which I continue to lace them up [for] every night".

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