• Serena Williams seeded for Wimbledon, Kyrgios earns crucial bump
Serena Williams seeded for Wimbledon, Kyrgios earns crucial bump

The London slam has considered factors other than world ranking in the past, and the US Open announced Saturday it wouldn't penalize female players who were returning after pregnancy in seeding them. The draw for Wimbledon is Friday; play begins Monday. Caroline Wozniacki , John McEnroe and USTA president Katrina Adams have spoken out in sup...

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  • Japan advances over Senegal on yellow card tiebreaker and Twitter has thoughts
Japan advances over Senegal on yellow card tiebreaker and Twitter has thoughts

After disappointing defeats to Senegal and Colombia , Poland didn't appear too daunting a task for the hitherto undefeated Japan . Japan progresses because it got fewer yellow cards than Senegal . After the fair play rule, there was only one other way a tiebreaker could have been solved, which would have been the drawing of lots by FIFA Or...

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  • Colombia through to last 16 with 1-0 win, Senegal out
Colombia through to last 16 with 1-0 win, Senegal out

It was an emphatic reaffirmation of their potential after 10-man Colombia , quarter-finalists in Brazil four years ago, had suffered an upset defeat in their opening game to Japan. The VAR system has not been universally acclaimed at this tournament, but television replays appeared to show Sanchez get his heel on the ball, before clattering into M...

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  • Late miss will 'haunt' Germany's Mats Hummels after shock exit
Late miss will 'haunt' Germany's Mats Hummels after shock exit

Suffice to say that things deteriorated quickly in terms of global relations after that result. "He's one of the best players in the world, and I am more than convinced we'll see him in this tournament again". "We had enough chances to score", he added. In fact, only Brazil of the past five winners have managed to extend their defence of the ti...

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  • Lakers' plan unfolding: Want Kawhi as LeBron sweetener
Lakers' plan unfolding: Want Kawhi as LeBron sweetener

This report also coincides with the latest from Wojnarowski , Shelburne and Windhorst, as they reported that the Spurs recently "shut the door" on the Lakers in a recent negotiation. James and George would be an ideal match for each other if they were to sign with the same team. George may not be the best perimeter defender in the game, but he i...

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  • Belgium fans fear Harry Kane ahead of England World Cup clash
Belgium fans fear Harry Kane ahead of England World Cup clash

Belgium has fared little better - winning just one knockout game at the big dance since finishing fourth in the 1986 World Cup . "There are players who have been in very demanding games so it´s very important for us to protect and give every player the best opportunity to be in the best condition in the knockout games".

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  • #WC2018: Hernandez nets as Mexico sees off South Korea
#WC2018: Hernandez nets as Mexico sees off South Korea

German coach Joachim Low had given the team a rest on Sunday after their tense game, which saw Die Mannschaft on the edge of elimination from the tournament until Real Madrid's Toni Kroos scored the winning goal in extra time . With a win or draw vs. Sweden, Mexico wins the group and advances to the second round. And given Germany's ...

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  • Croatia 2-1 Iceland
Croatia 2-1 Iceland

Instead, the Croats will face Denmark on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod and Argentina will take on France on Saturday in Kazan. Iceland exited their debut World Cup at the group stage on Tuesday after missing several chances against Croatia and falling to a 2-1 defeat.

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  • Svitolina again loses Buzarnescu and leaving the tournament in the UK
Svitolina again loses Buzarnescu and leaving the tournament in the UK

The two playerS met in the Prague final during the clay-court season in which Kvitova managed to grab the win, but this will be their first encounter on the grasS, which heavily favours the Czech. "We're good friends [Magdalena and I], so it'll be a fun final". I remember our last meeting was in New Haven in a final as well. Rybarikova, who reach...

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  • Japan, Senegal fans help clean up World Cup stadiums
Japan, Senegal fans help clean up World Cup stadiums

Combined with the 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia on June 14, the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosts are now on the top of its Group A with six points. Japanese fans are making headlines for staying behind to clean up a Russian stadium after their team's win against Colombia (2-1) at the World Cup on Tuesday night.

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  • Cesc Fabregas Questions Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup Goals
Cesc Fabregas Questions Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup Goals

I see that the team is lost". "Argentina is immensely better with him than without him". Former Blackburn and Newcastle forward Alan Shearer has described Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi with a few words, according to report. However Simeone said Argentina needed to rediscover their fighting spirit to have any chance of progressing. "Rig...

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  • 3 things we learned from England’s crushing of Panama
3 things we learned from England’s crushing of Panama

Felipe Baloy , 37, scored the first-ever goal for Panama at a World Cup to narrow the gap but it could not mask the vast gulf in quality between the two sides. World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - Jun 24, 2018 England's Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring their third goal.

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  • Mexico triumphs 2-1 in match against S. Korea
Mexico triumphs 2-1 in match against S. Korea

South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong said "hot weather could be another factor in this match". Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how defending champions Germany got their title defence off to a losing start after bowing to Mexico in their opening Group F encounter at the Luzhniki Stadium .

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  • World Cup Group C match report Australia v Peru 26 June 2018
World Cup Group C match report Australia v Peru 26 June 2018

The Socceroos' fate may be out of their hands - and goal difference may ultimately deny them - but Van Marwijk is convinced that the seas will part for them. It played relatively well in the opener against the French and had chances to get more than a draw against Denmark. Peru may have won plenty of fans in their first World Cup in 36 years, b...

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  • Last chance saloon for Messi, Argentina
Last chance saloon for Messi, Argentina

It would make millions of Argentines in the world happy. Messi finished superbly in the 14th minute at St. Petersburg stadium after latching onto midfielder Ever Banega's astute pass from the halfway line over the top of Nigeria's defense.

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  • Senegal, Japan share the points in thriller
Senegal, Japan share the points in thriller

Japan will be looking to make a big step towards the round of sixteen when they take on fellow opening day winners Senegal in Ekaterinburg on Sunday evening. Even after Wague restored Senegal's advantage with a sweeping finish, they were unable to see the game out - keeper Khadim N'Diaye's failed clearance leading to Honda's equaliser.

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  • England and Panama fans party until dawn
England and Panama fans party until dawn

The 6-1 scoreline was matched at [280.0] in the Correct Score 2 market, and England , with an equal goal difference to Belgium, can now be backed at [1.7] to win Group G (Belgium [2.3]). Southgate's task now will be to keep his young charges' feet on the ground, and guard against complacency whomever they face next from Group H's quartet of Japa...

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  • ‘This is Nigeria’ - Super Eagles’ victory over Iceland sends Twitter into frenzy
‘This is Nigeria’ - Super Eagles’ victory over Iceland sends Twitter into frenzy

The Leicester City striker, now on loan at CSKA Moscow, became the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups as the Super Eagles secured a crucial win over Iceland , who missed a penalty. Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes his team will not peak for another four years despite his side's 2-0 win against Group D rivals Iceland .

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  • Leaked England line-up photo appears to show Sterling is out
Leaked England line-up photo appears to show Sterling is out

The England forward, now at the World Cup in Russian Federation, has attracted attention in the past for his spending habits, but he can't understand where the reputation has come from. "Vinnie is a class act". To get the latest soccer news, text "SPORTS" to 22840. " The only good part about it was that my mum would let us pick anything we w...

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  • Ahmed Musa Stars As Nigeria Claim First Victory
Ahmed Musa Stars As Nigeria Claim First Victory

If Iceland win their match agianst Croatia , Argentina will go through only if they have a better goal difference than Iceland . Nigeria's victory lifted them second in the group, behind Croatia who have qualified. Hallgrimsson said the absence of the winger, who plays for Burnley in England's Premier League, would not upset the balance o...

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  • Latest Kawhi Leonard trade rumors: Cleveland, Phoenix reportedly now in mix
Latest Kawhi Leonard trade rumors: Cleveland, Phoenix reportedly now in mix

Kawhi Leonard reportedly no longer wants to play for the San Antonio Spurs after the two sides had a falling-out over injury management. The Sixers will probably not make a major move given that they are now without a GM, but a package consisting of Fultz, the #10 overall pick, and Robert Covington in return for Kawhi and Derrick White might be ...

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  • National Basketball Association draft -- Luka Doncic to attend draft after Real Madrid wins title
National Basketball Association draft -- Luka Doncic to attend draft after Real Madrid wins title

The 76ers had acquired the pick from the New York Knicks . Sean Deveney of the Sporting News dishes on some draft rumblings, including the LA Clippers looking to package picks 12 and 13 to move into the top 5. That's why for the first time in recent years, the invitations to the National Basketball Association draft green room possibly wil...

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  • World Cup match report Uruguay v Saudi Arabia 20 June 2018
World Cup match report Uruguay v Saudi Arabia 20 June 2018

Suarez scored the winning goal in his 100th global appearance for Uruguay , knocking in a corner kick from Carlos Sanchez in the 23rd minute to give the two-time champions a 1-0 victory over the Saudis on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time ). Saudi Arabia were nowhere in the game despite having a ball possession of 57 per cent for they lacked the capab...

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  • Cavaliers want to keop Kevin Love next season
Cavaliers want to keop Kevin Love next season

Before (and after) Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Love was the Cleveland Cavaliers primary scapegoat, with him always taking the blame whenever the team fell short of their Championship goals or went through bad stretches. The two side have met face-to-face and have been in contact via phone to discuss the King's future with his hometown team, however, n...

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  • Sweden defeat South Korea 1-0
Sweden defeat South Korea 1-0

Despite furious appeals, El Salvadorean referee Joel Aguilar , who had ironically been whistle-happy up until that point, intially waved away Swedish penalty claims. But after the first round of games, it is Sweden and Mexico on top , with Germany and South Korea without a point. Sweden will next face reigning champions Germany in Soc...

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  • Hector Cuper uncertain over Egypt future after loss to Russian Federation
Hector Cuper uncertain over Egypt future after loss to Russian Federation

Mohamed Salah's exceptional season is set to come to an agonising end after hosts Russian Federation all but extinguished Egypt's World Cup hopes. Egypt are now third in their group and if Saudi Arabia managed to beat Uruguay on Wednesday, the north African side will still have a slim chance of qualifying for the round of 16.

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  • Warner to join St Lucia for CPL 2018
Warner to join St Lucia for CPL 2018

The 31-year-old is banned from playing worldwide or state cricket due to his role in the ball-tampering scandal during Australia's Test against South Africa at Newlands in March. After playing in Canada, he will return to Australia for the Darwin Strike League in July. Warner returned to cricket after a three-month break with a bang as he sma...

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  • Harry Kane at the double as England make winning start
Harry Kane at the double as England make winning start

But after Kyle Walker softly conceded a penalty that Ferjani Sassi converted in the 35th, numerous fouls went against England . "We kept going. We spoke a lot about togetherness and we've got a great bond together", he said. As with everything it needs improving and I think it will improve in time". The ineffective Sterling gave way to Marcu...

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  • Egypt 0 Uruguay 1: Gimenez Winner Spares Suarez's Blushes
Egypt 0 Uruguay 1: Gimenez Winner Spares Suarez's Blushes

Uruguay and Egypt were unable to break the deadlock until the late minutes of the match. Luis Suarez missed an easy chance to open his World Cup account against Egypt . "We still have to see how training goes today [Thursday], but I can nearly assure you 100 percent that he'll play", Cuper said. The ball found its way to Luis Suarez at th...

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  • Former Oregon player Leiato killed in vehicle crash
Former Oregon player Leiato killed in vehicle crash

McLaughlin said investigators determined the deceased person had been a passenger in the vehicle. The vehicle, a 2014 Kia sedan, rolled off the road and into some heavy brush before coming to a stop. In that incident, Leiato was accused of damaging and removing a parking boot from his vehicle. Leiato had 14 tackles in 2017. 'We are saddened to le...

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