• Roberto Osuna of Toronto Blue Jays suspended 75 games by Major League Baseball
Roberto Osuna of Toronto Blue Jays suspended 75 games by Major League Baseball

Osuna will lose about $2.54 million of his $5.3 million salary. He was then put on administrative leave by the Blue Jays and since the day of his arrest the league has investigated his charges. The righty was an All-Star a year ago when he went 3-4 with 39 saves and a 3.38 ERA. Osuna did not appeal the suspension. "We've kind of moved past th...

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  • Antoine Griezmann on dull France show: 'I'm used to playing like that'
Antoine Griezmann on dull France show: 'I'm used to playing like that'

With first place in Group C at stake, this should be an exciting game to watch. That game ended amid farcical scenes 36 years ago, when Germany and Austria cooked up the 1-0 result that sent both through at the expense of Algeria, prompting the change in World Cup rules that resulted in the last two games of each qualifying group being play...

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  • Japan & Senegal Fans Help Clean Up World Cup Stadiums
Japan & Senegal Fans Help Clean Up World Cup Stadiums

After Japan , which has traditionally struggled to get beyond the group stages, had stunned the fancied South Americans 2-1 in their opening game, crowds of young people wearing the national team's blue shirts surged onto Tokyo's famed Shibuya crossing late Tuesday night, exchanging high-fives and shouting "Nippon!" And while fans aren't psyched a...

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  • South Korea v Germany
South Korea v Germany

As for South Korea , their unenviable task has been made even more hard by the news midfielder Ki Sung-yueng will miss out with a calf injury which rules him out for two weeks. Germany scored a last-minute, stoppage-time goal against Sweden to save their World Cup hopes on Saturday. Group F plays before this group on Thursday, so these teams ...

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  • Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa punishes wasteful Iceland to give Argentina hope
Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa punishes wasteful Iceland to give Argentina hope

The group's leader are Croatia that have earned six points. He didn't let the occasion get to him and kept his side in the game early on, which is definitely a huge contribution given the way things were progressing in the first-half for the Super Eagles .

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  • Kerala: Missing Argentina fan's body found in river
Kerala: Missing Argentina fan's body found in river

Dinu, an ardent fan of the South American team, wrote in his suicide note that he was going to end his life following Argentina's 0-3 shock defeat to Croatia. But on Friday, his mother found the kitchen door wide open and Alex was missing. According to police, his relatives identified the body on the basis of the gold chain he was wearing.

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  • Iceland vs. Croatia - Football Match Report
Iceland vs. Croatia - Football Match Report

We can look at each other in the eye and say we can carry our heads high. Fielding a side filled with reserves after already being assured of a spot in the round of 16, Croatia started to take control of the match in the second half. Iceland were rewarded in the 76th minute when second-half substitute Dejan Lovren handled the ball and Sigurdss...

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  • Ahmed Musa fires warning to Lionel Messi and Argentina
Ahmed Musa fires warning to Lionel Messi and Argentina

It had been suggested that 1986 World Cup victor Jorge Burruchaga, the team's technical director, would replace Sampaoli, but the claims were strongly denied by the Argentina Football Association (AFA) on Saturday. According to 1986 World Cup victor, Ricardo Giusti, Burruchaga has confirmed that the coach has been stripped of his effective power...

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  • Mohamed Salah and Egypt play down quitting rumors after Chechnya problem
Mohamed Salah and Egypt play down quitting rumors after Chechnya problem

The Egyptian football team have been based in Grozny, the Russian republic's capital, during the World Cup, despite it being a long distance from their matches. The Egyptian football media team was not immediately available for comment. Reports recently emerged suggesting Salah was on the brink of exiting the global set-up following the backlash ...

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  • Germany's Hummels fit but Rudy a doubt for South Korea clash
Germany's Hummels fit but Rudy a doubt for South Korea clash

They will qualify if they beat South Korea at Kazan Arena by at least two goals. When questioned by another Mexican reporter about the possibility of finishing with a maximum nine points, he broke into a long explanation about the importance of not getting carried away by euphoria.

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  • Explained: The Kosovo Celebration That Could See Xhaka & Shaqiri Banned
Explained: The Kosovo Celebration That Could See Xhaka & Shaqiri Banned

Both players celebrated with the gesture of the double eagle, which appears on the national flag of Albania - a country with which Serbia has a turbulent and troubled past. Federation Internationale de Football Association also fined Serbia manager Mladen Krstajic and FSS president Slavisa Kokeza 5,000 Swiss francs each over their scathing post...

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  • Saudi Arabia vs Egypt tips
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt tips

The Green Falcons were, however, awarded another spot-kick in first-half injury-time when Al-Muwallad was adjudged to have been dragged down inside the area by Ali Gabr and, upon consultation with the Video Assistant Referee, the award stood.

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  • Southgate hopes to redefine 'happy football' with England
Southgate hopes to redefine 'happy football' with England

Defender Kyle Walker was also asked about the leaked note - and, like Southgate, urged the media to keep any information to themselves in order to help the national team. "The gaffer has said that everyone who is here in the 23-man squad is going to be needed at some point, so you've obviously just got to stay focused and put the effort in and ho...

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  • Watch the Valley of the Suns Live! Special Draft Edition!
Watch the Valley of the Suns Live! Special Draft Edition!

The Mavericks also gave up a future first-round pick to draft Doncic, who only arrived in NY on Wednesday after helping Spain's Real Madrid win its league championship after he won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors when they won that title this year.

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  • Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia
Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia

At the other end, Carrasco provided a unsafe scare as he nearly restored their two-goal cushion but Mustapha pulled off a breathtaking save. Hazard added the fourth on the break six minutes after the restart, Michy Batshuayi added a fifth in the last minute before Wahbi Khazri pulled another back for Tunisia .

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  • Deandre Ayton is convinced he’s going No. 1 to Suns
Deandre Ayton is convinced he’s going No. 1 to Suns

In an interview with CBS sports radio Deandre said "Honestly, I could see myself in Phoenix". "Nobody told me (I'll go first)", Ayton continued. Simon Asher Arizona's Deandre Ayton looks to score past Cal's Kingsley Okoroh during the Arizona-Cal game on Saturday, March 3 in McKale Center. Having worked out a number of potential top picks...

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  • Putin trolls Federation Internationale de Football Association by inviting disgraced Blatter to World Cup
Putin trolls Federation Internationale de Football Association by inviting disgraced Blatter to World Cup

Blatter was FIFA president from 1998 until being suspended from office in October 2015 in the fallout from US and Swiss federal investigations of worldwide football officials. "If you are a judge, I would be happy now if they terminated this matter in the Swiss justice, and they will do it". Speaking in front of the Kremlin against of backdrop ...

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  • Cavs: What Cleveland can do to keep LeBron James
Cavs: What Cleveland can do to keep LeBron James

Cleveland can outbid any other suitor by offering him a five-year, max contract worth approximately $205 million. Along with this, my source gave me some interesting information regarding chances LeBron leaves or stays, LeBron's goal to build a team in Cleveland and his ultimate end game with the Cleveland Cavaliers .

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  • Luis Suarez makes history with victor over Saudi Arabia as Uruguay progress
Luis Suarez makes history with victor over Saudi Arabia as Uruguay progress

It made Suarez the first Uruguayan player to score in three different World Cups as he sealed legendary status for his country. Saudi Arabia will face Luis Suarez and Uruguay in its next match. We were very, very below our potential", said the 71-year-old "We managed to qualify for the knockout stage, that's what we wanted and really that...

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  • Spain Face Buoyant Iran
Spain Face Buoyant Iran

Spain ultimately closed the game out despite being far from their best, moving them up to four points in Group B, level with Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on points and goal difference. Get the app and get the game. Iran might be the underdogs going into Wednesday's game but the three points surely will reinforce their confidence. Facing a ve...

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  • Shocked Langer says Australia 'can't have had a worse day'
Shocked Langer says Australia 'can't have had a worse day'

Openers Jason Roy (82 off 61) and Jonny Bairstow (139 off 92) started in fine style, with the side already on 159 when Roy was run out in the 20th over. Bairstow reached his sixth hundred in 69 balls. Australia captain Tim Paine , who won the toss, used eight bowlers but was unable to stem the torrent of runs.

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  • Mexico World Cup goal celebrations showed up on seismograph
Mexico World Cup goal celebrations showed up on seismograph

We just had a team meeting that lasted a little longer than planned", Neuer said . Neuer revealed that head coach Loew spoke at length during an emergency team meeting after the poor display in Moscow and that the players did not hold back in giving their opinion.

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  • Saudi Arabian World Cup team's plane catches fire in midair
Saudi Arabian World Cup team's plane catches fire in midair

The Group A team was travelling from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don for their second match against Uruguay on Wednesday. Bizarrely, two-time World Cup champion Uruguay has never beaten the Green Falcons; Saudi Arabia won a friendly in 2002 while a 2014 friendly ended in a draw.

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  • Stuttgart Open: Roger Federer marks No.1 ranking with 98th title
Stuttgart Open: Roger Federer marks No.1 ranking with 98th title

Federer, who beat Raonic en route to winning Wimbledon a year ago, broke his opponent's powerful serve just once in the third game - but that was a major feat in itself as the Canadian had entered the final having won all 41 of his service games.

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  • Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes All-time European Record Scorer
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes All-time European Record Scorer

Reason? He thought he had missed the opportunity to meet his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo . That penalty meant CR7 put Portugal in the lead. Several of Ramos' Spain teammates, including Cesar Azpilicueta and David De Gea, saw the incident and laughed.

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  • Arsenal agree fee to sign Leverkusen goalie
Arsenal agree fee to sign Leverkusen goalie

It's a family-run club and that allows players to grow up. "I'm a fan of Arsenal and Real". I bought him from Pescara when no one believed in him. The 26-year-old has a wealth of first-team experience despite his age, has strong reflexes and commands his area well. In Bundesliga, Leno has made 290 outings while playing for Bayer Leverkusen an...

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  • Popovich, Leonard meet in California
Popovich, Leonard meet in California

It doesn't seem to be working, because the disgruntled superstar has privately maintained that he no longer wants to play for the San Antonio Spurs and wants to be traded. Leonard wants a trade to Los Angeles, preferably the Lakers over the Clippers , league sources said. The Spurs are unlikely to be motivated to trade Leonard to the Lakers.

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  • Senegal's controversial victor 'kind of curious' - Poland coach Adam Nawalka
Senegal's controversial victor 'kind of curious' - Poland coach Adam Nawalka

Szczesney came rushing out to collect a wayward back-pass but completely mistimed his run and failed to clear the ball, allowing Niang to tap into an open goal for Senegal's all-important second goal. An own goal by Thiago Cionek late in the first half preceded the appalling defensive mix-up that let Niang score into an empty net on the hour. ...

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  • Valley fans celebrate historic Mexico-Germany soccer match
Valley fans celebrate historic Mexico-Germany soccer match

Open your eyes, and you would have seen section after section glazed in green, up and down Luzhniki Stadium , easily outnumbering those backing the opposition, reigning champion Germany . In the 35th minute, a goal of quality in conception and execution. However, the fleet-footed Mexicans exposed Boateng's lack of pace, while Hummels was on the...

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  • Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Won't Be Traded Within Western Conference
Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Won't Be Traded Within Western Conference

Last week, it was reported that Leonard "has grown uncomfortable with the Spurs organization" and that he is eyeing a trade to Los Angeles, preferably to the Lakers . After going through a five-year rebuilding stretch, this summer was circled by many fans as the summer in which the Lakers would return to showtime.

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  • 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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