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

Sri Lanka Cricket released a statement saying its players "have not engaged in any wrongdoing" and that the team had taken to the field "under protest". So maybe Gould was just being over-cautious. According to the report the umpires had suspected a case of ball tampering which was the reason for changing the ball without accusing the Sri Lankans...

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  • Frustrated Phil Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at US Open
Frustrated Phil Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at US Open

On Sunday, Mickelson returned to the 13th green and found a way to make fun of himself. Mickelson was penalized two strokes for hitting a moving ball and made a 10 on the hole, on his way to a third-round 81. Mickelson is one of the professional tour's most loved golfers, the US Golf Association (USGA) will now weigh up if his actions warrant d...

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  • Phil Mickelson hits moving ball with putter at US Open
Phil Mickelson hits moving ball with putter at US Open

But ultimately, Mickelson carded a sextuple bogey - eight actual strokes at the ball, plus two extra for the penalty. Speaking in the wake of this stand out moment, Mickelson failed to bring viewers together from their rivaling positions.

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  • Russian Federation under pressure in opener against Saudi Arabia
Russian Federation under pressure in opener against Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia were continuing to give possession away easily and, from another concession dangerously close to their own area, Golovin fired over. A winless streak of seven matches beats both Russian and Soviet records and isn't altogether surprising, considering they are the lowest ranked team among the 32 at the tournament, slumping to 70th i...

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  • Taxi driver who drove into crowd lost control of vehicle: Moscow mayor
Taxi driver who drove into crowd lost control of vehicle: Moscow mayor

Moscow police said the driver has been detained and a criminal investigation into a suspected violation of the traffic code has been opened. The extent of the injuries remains unclear although police say they are no life-threatening. "He was shouting: "It wasn't me". The accident took place on Ilinka Street, around 200 metres from Red Square a...

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  • De Gea knows it was a 'bad mistake', says Mourinho
De Gea knows it was a 'bad mistake', says Mourinho

Cesc Fabregas believes Diego Costa is a genuine contender to win the World Cup Golden Boot with Spain . In converting the penalty, Ronaldo created a bit of history - not just at World Cup level, but in terms of all major worldwide competitions.

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  • EPL: Mourinho furious with Premier League for 'favouring Liverpool in fixtures'
EPL: Mourinho furious with Premier League for 'favouring Liverpool in fixtures'

But Liverpool have now gone 28 seasons without winning the title in the English top flight, and they have only genuinely competed for the Premier League once in the last decade. Liverpool are at home to Manchester United on December 15 before making the return trip on February 23. Tottenham's first game at their new White Hart Lane stadium w...

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  • Nike 'should apologise for arrogant statement' - Iran's Carlos Queiroz
Nike 'should apologise for arrogant statement' - Iran's Carlos Queiroz

African representatives Morocco failed to make their dominance count as they lost 1-0 to Iran in their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group B clash at the Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg on Friday. It was also the first World Cup win by an Asian country in eight years - since Japan beat Denmark at the 2010 World Cup. "When one starts the...

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  • Alvarez, Golovkin rematch on for September
Alvarez, Golovkin rematch on for September

Negotiations still were ongoing. "No fight. There is no fight ", De La Hoya told ESPN shortly after the deadline passed. Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will try to throw down one more time. Canelo really wants to make this fight happen for the fans. Golovkin backed off and said he would consider 55-45, and the sides continued to talk. S...

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  • Nigeria coach says Russians will support his players
Nigeria coach says Russians will support his players

While Nigeria are stocked with young guns, Croatia come to Russian Federation with several players, including Real Madrid maestro Luka Modric , in the golden years of their career. Whatever happens on the pitch, Nigeria will leave Russian Federation as undisputed winners in one category: style. That's Henneth Fowltrow (I'm not joking), a chick...

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  • Irving on reuniting with LeBron: We'll see what management decides
Irving on reuniting with LeBron: We'll see what management decides

And then when they were afforded the opportunity to take the reins of the team, you saw them take full advantage of it. I am sure the Celtics would happily give Irving a contract better than Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conely; Conely is now in the third year of his five-year, $152 million contract.

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  • Narendra Modi congratulates Afghanistan for their cricket team's first Test match
Narendra Modi congratulates Afghanistan for their cricket team's first Test match

There is a distinct advantage of having Rashid Khan in the team as Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons feels all the spotlight which the star spinner has garnered has allowed his lesser-known colleagues to prepare peacefully for the historic one-off Test against India .

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  • Reds to be first visitors to Spurs' new home
Reds to be first visitors to Spurs' new home

It is unclear if Spurs' new £850m stadium will be available in time for the start of the new campaign, and they must confirm by Friday if they need to use Wembley for any home fixtures. Tottenham make the trip to Tyneside to play Newcastle United , while Chelsea go to Huddersfield and Manchester United host Leicester City .

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  • Why Julen Lopetegui was appointed — Real Madrid
Why Julen Lopetegui was appointed — Real Madrid

His decision to take the job angered senior figures within the Spanish FA, particularly the recently appointed president, Luis Rubiales , who was only made aware a matter of minutes before it was publicly announced by Real. Spain blitzed through qualifying, earning 28 points from a possible 30, and they're the bookies' second favourites to win th...

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  • Justify 4/5 favorite to win Belmont, complete triple crown
Justify 4/5 favorite to win Belmont, complete triple crown

That's Bob Baffert's enduring legacy after guiding Justify to the 13th Triple Crown title in American horse-racing history on Saturday at the Belmont Stakes just three years after leading American Pharoah to the same result and breaking a 37-year Triple Crown drought.

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  • Krejcikova, Siniakova win French Open doubles
Krejcikova, Siniakova win French Open doubles

It is the 11th time the 32-year-old Spaniard has reached the French Open last four, becoming only the third man in history to achieve the feat at a Grand Slam tournament, after Jimmy Connors at the US Open and Roger Federer at Wimbledon and the Australian Open.

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  • Salah remains doubtful for WCup opener
Salah remains doubtful for WCup opener

Salah was photographed locking hands with Kadyrov at Egypt's Grozny, Russia, training camp on Sunday ahead of their World Cup opener against Uruguay later this week, for which he is a fitness doubt with a shoulder injury. Ever since picking up the injury, Salah has been in a constant battle to be ready for the global showcase, and while he ma...

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  • Canadian Grand Prix - Strategy guide
Canadian Grand Prix - Strategy guide

The Ferrari man started on pole and lead throughout around Circuit Gilles Villeneuve , where Hamilton had triumphed in each of the past three seasons. "I don't think the hypersoft is a good race tyre". Vettel, who stuck his Ferrari auto on pole position with a stunning performance in qualifying by breaking the lap record with a 1:10.764, will ...

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  • Verstappen keeps it clean in Canada to be fastest in practice
Verstappen keeps it clean in Canada to be fastest in practice

It has brought me to where I am right now and after the race is not the right time to talk". "A lot of Ferrari fans - probably a lot of them from back then as well when they were kids". He has a 14-point lead over Vettel and a 38-point edge on Ricciardo. Red Bull's Max Verstappen snapped after he was repeatedly asked about the crashes he ha...

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  • Mohamed Salah hopeful of making World Cup opener for Egypt
Mohamed Salah hopeful of making World Cup opener for Egypt

Liverpool striker Salah suffered a shoulder injury when he tangled with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final at the end of May. Belgium eased past Egypt 3-0 in Brussels to extend the north African side's winless streak since qualifying for the tournament in Russian Federation starting next week.

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  • LeBron reveals he played three games with broken hand
LeBron reveals he played three games with broken hand

You guys can write about MVP. WatchESPN : If one of the above services doesn't include ABC live in your market, you can still watch the game on your computer via ESPN.com , or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the WatchESPN app .

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  • Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II is going ahead after all
Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II is going ahead after all

No title fight for the main event but talks are ongoing about salvaging the fight. Romero also failed to meet the 185-pound requirement in February for an interim middleweight title fight against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. The two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later Friday. "I don't think he can change th...

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  • Real Madrid's stance on Cristiano Ronaldo sale hangs on one major detail
Real Madrid's stance on Cristiano Ronaldo sale hangs on one major detail

Ronaldo was reportedly left feeling "hurt" and "pensive about his future" after a meeting between his agent Jorge Mendes and Madrid bosses. According to the magazine, Messi's annual salary and bonus were more than £59 million before tax, making him the year's highest-paid player, with endorsement deals with companies including Adidas and Pepsi a...

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  • Iran’s Soccer Team First To Arrive In Russia For World Cup
Iran’s Soccer Team First To Arrive In Russia For World Cup

The Pharaohs, boosted by the imminent return of star player Mohamed Salah , will be the first side in action. "Salah is in a stage of recovery not just for treatment on his shoulder", Cuper added. Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani will be key to Uruguay's success in Russian Federation, but if Cristiano Ronaldo is firing on all cylinders, then the Eu...

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  • Private aviation company to sponsor Justify in Belmont race
Private aviation company to sponsor Justify in Belmont race

Smith has curtailed his work schedule to focus on riding the best horses in the biggest races. Asmussen said it can be a long, hard journey. "I'm very fortunate. In the 2010 Kentucky Derby, Baffert had the favorite with Lookin At Lucky, who broke from the No. 1 hole. "When the horses come to him, he sort of takes off again".

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  • Scott qualifies for U.S. Open, extends majors streak
Scott qualifies for U.S. Open, extends majors streak

Open at Shinnecock Hills. After two rounds, he was among nine players tied at seven-under-par looking for one of the the final three spots. Building on the success of the official U.S. Adam Scott is now holding the second-longest streak of consecutive major championship starts with 67, but at the conclusion of Sunday's play at the Memorial Tourn...

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  • Halep beats Muguruza to reach French Open final
Halep beats Muguruza to reach French Open final

Muguruza only 5 five winners in the opener which was more than enough against the erratic Russian who reached the quarter-finals for the first time in 3 years when old rival Serena Williams handed her an injury-enforced walkover. Earlier this year she lost to Caroline Wozniacki in a sweat-box Australian Open final. "I played again one of my bes...

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  • Kevin Durant Held Back from CLE Hecklers At Team Hotel
Kevin Durant Held Back from CLE Hecklers At Team Hotel

The Cavaliers had been 8-1 at home in the playoffs with eight wins in a row since losing their first-round opener to Indiana. " The margin of error is very low ", James said following Cleveland's 110-102 loss . The Golden State Warriors can beat the Cavs playing their C game and only need one of their four stars to play well. Just to put a...

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  • French Open 2018: Simona Halep beats Angelique Kerber to reach semi-final
French Open 2018: Simona Halep beats Angelique Kerber to reach semi-final

Maria Sharapova's first French Open in three years came to a muted conclusion Wednesday. Top-ranked Simona Halep has leveled at one set-all in her French Open quarterfinal against Angelique Kerber of Germany. The 24-year-old Muguruza holds a 3-1 record over Halep, with the victor of the last-four clash to face either Sloane Stephens or her...

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  • Resilient Ariya Jutanugarn bounces back for US Women's Open title
Resilient Ariya Jutanugarn bounces back for US Women's Open title

She finished with a one-over par 73 and a 72-hole total of 11-under 277. The pair headed back to the 14th tee to begin a two-hole aggregate play-off, and Kim sank another long putt for birdie to gain the upper hand as Jutanugarn could not follow her in from 10 feet.

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  • Germany crash to Austria on Neuer's comeback
Germany crash to Austria on Neuer's comeback

Germany still dominated the first half, and took the lead after 11 minutes when Mesut Ozil picked up a failed clearance by Joerg Siebenhandl and scored with a curling shot past the Austria goalkeeper. "It's always great to win, especially against Germany ". Austria's midfielder Alessandro Schoepf celebrates scoring with his team-mates def...

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  • England vs Nigeria 2 - 1 June 02 2018 World Cup Friendlies
England vs Nigeria 2 - 1 June 02 2018 World Cup Friendlies

The Eagles ranked 47th team in the world is in a tough first round group that has Argentina, Croatia and Iceland. Goals from Gary Cahill and captain Harry Kane were enough to begin preparations for Russian Federation with a win, though Alex Iwobi pulled one back for the visitors to deny England a clean sheet.

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  • Zverev comes back from brink to reach French Open last 16
Zverev comes back from brink to reach French Open last 16

The 27-year-old Bulgarian has still never reached the fourth round in Paris and he admitted after bowing out 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4 that he will have to go back to the drawing board. The latest gritty victory came with the usual temper flare-ups from Zverev . Zverev , who picked up the 150th match win of his career on Friday, had overcome Serbia...

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  • Sane out of Germany's World Cup squad
Sane out of Germany's World Cup squad

Fellow Manchester City teammate Kyle walker took to Instagram to show how shocked he was , while fans took to Twitter to reveal their frustration at Sane's ommission from the World Cup . The Manchester City winger has not been included, with Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt surprisingly preferred, with Low admitting that he wants more fro...

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  • England's Dele Alli booed by Nigeria fans at Wembley
England's Dele Alli booed by Nigeria fans at Wembley

But the visitors made their changes in the second-half and made a game of it. It's hard to read too much into worldwide friendlies, but Gareth Southgate's side looked like World Cup contenders in the first half. " We tried to match them, that's what we did and we played better, we created chances and we scored the goal ". The England camp m...

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  • Samuel Umtiti dispels Man United rumours with new contract
Samuel Umtiti dispels Man United rumours with new contract

Barcelona have made an official statement to announce that they have reached an agreement with Samuel Umtiti to extend his current contract with the club. After Manchester City and Liverpool spent big on defenders Aymeric Laporte and Virgil van Dijk, respectively, in January, Manchester United were linked with a move for Umtiti .

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  • Vincent Kompany Included in Belgium World Cup Squad, Christian Benteke Left out
Vincent Kompany Included in Belgium World Cup Squad, Christian Benteke Left out

Kompany has been included but his participation in the tournament is still in doubt, with Martinez confirming he will wait until the last possible moment before deciding whether or not to replace the 32-year-old with Laurent Ciman, who is on standby.

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  • Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set up fourth round showdown
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set up fourth round showdown

You know the challenge that is upon you", she continued. "I managed to stay aggressive and I played smart as well", said Sharapova, who delighted a half-full stadium by thanking them for their support in French. But Williams, who married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in mid-November following the birth of their daughter, said she is keen to ha...

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  • Lingard to start for England in Nigeria friendly
Lingard to start for England in Nigeria friendly

The fact he feels no real affinity for his father is reflected in his decision to his forename on the back of his shirt. Sterling's troubles weren't quite over and he was booked for his crude attempt to win a penalty when Uzoho came off his line to block the winger's run.

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  • Chelsea in limbo as Abramovich shelves plan for new stadium
Chelsea in limbo as Abramovich shelves plan for new stadium

As the reputable English paper The Times reports , now the Russian entrepreneur intends to sell Chelsea to cover his expenditures on the club in full. Construction for a Tottenham Hotspur's stadium of roughly the same capacity is also under way. Could Abramovich walk away from Chelsea? Chelsea ended a disappointing season on a high by winn...

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  • Neymar: I'm not at 100 per cent yet
Neymar: I'm not at 100 per cent yet

With the late additions, Brazil coach Tite has his complete squad for the first time. With Brazil players off duty for the rest of the day, Neymar is expected to take some teammates back to his mansion in Mangaratiba, near Rio. The Brazilian star shocked the world past year when he agreed to join Paris Saint Germain from Barcelona after the...

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  • Napoli midfielder Jorginho agrees personal terms ahead of potential move to Etihad
Napoli midfielder Jorginho agrees personal terms ahead of potential move to Etihad

According to those involved in the negotiations, the discussions went well and Jorginho is hopeful of signing for City after Italy's friendly against Holland on Monday. The 26-year-old is a Brazilian born Italian global and former Verona player, who joined the Serie A runners-up in 2014. And Jorginho's agent Joao Santos said: "I know an offer...

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  • Where to Watch as Warriors and Cavs Resume Rivalry
Where to Watch as Warriors and Cavs Resume Rivalry

In Love's absence, Tyronn Lue turned to Jeff Green , who averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in the Cavs' victories in Games 6 and 7. captured their lone championship in 2016 after coming back from a 3-1 series deficit. The Warriors are certainly swearing about their misfortune of not having Iguodala in the Finals opener due to a...

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  • LeBron James opens up on relationship with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert
LeBron James opens up on relationship with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert

The Warriors got the nod from 24 of 24 ESPN experts; 15 envision a five-game series and one sees a sweep. Every championship contender worth a damn had to have a small lineup for Golden State, or at the very least a very mobile center, because otherwise they stood no shot at defending Curry on the perimeter.

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  • Gareth Bale Scored an All-Time Great Goal to Put Real Madrid Ahead
Gareth Bale Scored an All-Time Great Goal to Put Real Madrid Ahead

In 2014, Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso was suspended for the UEFA Super Cup after joining in on the celebrations after the Champions League final, for which he was already banned. Egypt said on Twitter that team doctor Mohammed Abulela was in contact with Liverpool's medical team and had been told Salah sprained his shoulder ligaments - but Liverpo...

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  • Serena back in business as Nadal, Sharapova survive scares
Serena back in business as Nadal, Sharapova survive scares

Australia's Ashleigh Barty is set for a French Open centre-court showstopper against Serena Williams at Roland Garros on Thursday night, but knows there's a delicate balance to be struck if she is to reach the third round. "She's continuing her fantastic rise since she came back and been so focused on tennis . The draw is tricky but that can...

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  • LeBron facing tough task as Warriors wait
LeBron facing tough task as Warriors wait

Larry Nance Jr .is shooting 16-of-18 from the field over his last eight games and 32-of-42 in the playoffs. James had no doubt who would win. "We know where we have to go", he said . But they still have LeBron James and Kevin Love, along with several newcomers that have steadily proven their worth. "I know my role on my team", he said.

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  • Roland Garros: Serena Williams rediscovers winning ways in Paris
Roland Garros: Serena Williams rediscovers winning ways in Paris

Competing in her first Grand Slam since winning the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant, and in one of few tournaments since delivering her daughter last September, Williams defeated Kristyna Pliskova , 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, in her first-round match at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

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  • NBA Finals TV Schedule, Series Odds & More
NBA Finals TV Schedule, Series Odds & More

Overall, Turner announced, its Western Conference Finals coverage was up 51 percent from its Eastern Conference Finals coverage previous year and up 48 percent from the 2017 Western Conference Finals coverage over on ESPN . While unwinding long after the win with Morton's The Steakhouse cuisine and a cold one, Kerr responded to those words by sayi...

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  • Liverpool must pay whatever necessary to replace Loris Karius
Liverpool must pay whatever necessary to replace Loris Karius

The Welshman sent what appeared to be a come-and-get-me plea following the game, insisting that he needs to be playing regularly and that he was extremely disappointed not to start the game. Of course, football rivalries are fierce, and many supporters of fellow English clubs weren't going to jump on the Anfield bandwagon just because they're fro...

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