• Japan leaves 'thank you' note and clean lockers after World Cup loss
Japan leaves 'thank you' note and clean lockers after World Cup loss

The answers, delivered over a five-goal second half that saw the Europeans come back from two goals down to find an injury-time victor: Japan absolutely belonged, and Belgium has the stomach to fight back. "You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture", Japan-based soccer journalist Scott McIntyre told the BBC at the time. ...

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  • Arsenal announce Sokratis signing
Arsenal announce Sokratis signing

Sokratis has been widely expected to secure his move to the Emirates after he was identified by head of recruitment Sven Mislintat as a key signing and new boss Unai Emery gave the go-ahead to pursuing a deal for the Greek global. The Greece worldwide said that he joined the Gunners due to their stature, history and fan base. Papastathopoulos ...

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  • I think I can score every time we play, says Harry Kane
I think I can score every time we play, says Harry Kane

The winners of Tuesday evening's clash between England and Colombia will face the victors of Sweden and Switzerland in the quarter finals - a game which will be played on July 7. "Don't give Colombia chances because they have players like Juan Cuadrado that can beat players one-on-one". "Certainly going home would be disappointing".

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  • Molinari pulls away at Quicken Loans for first PGA Tour win
Molinari pulls away at Quicken Loans for first PGA Tour win

Molinari eagled the par 5 10th - rolling in a 49-foot putt after finding the green in two - and birdied the 11th, the toughest hole at TPC Potomac, to build his lead to six strokes. Woods has won three Opens in his career, two at St.Andrews in 2000 and 2005 and a very emotional third Claret Jug in 2006 at Royal Liverpool. Molinari's best finish...

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  • Fight breaks out during Gilas-Australia game
Fight breaks out during Gilas-Australia game

The ejection of the nine players left the Nationals with just veterans Gabe Norwood and June Mar Fajardo, and the debuting Baser Amer. Australia's Nathan Sobey, Goulding, Maker and Kickert were also ejected. We will wait for referee's decision, but please I would like us to respect the game'. Anthony Moore, the chief executive of Basketball A...

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  • Colombia downplay 'favourites' tag against England
Colombia downplay 'favourites' tag against England

Martinez's Belgium side ran out 1-0 winners against England in Kaliningrad on Thursday thanks to a wondrous Adnan Januzaj goal and despite making nine changes to their previous team that thrashed Tunisia 5-2 in Moscow. No matter what round we are in, we are still going to play the same. "You're going to have to get along with each other when you...

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  • Cavani's brace sends Uruguay through as Ronaldo's Portugal bow out of Russian Federation
Cavani's brace sends Uruguay through as Ronaldo's Portugal bow out of Russian Federation

If he's right about that, he could be playing at not just the next World Cup but the 2026 World Cup as well. Ronaldo could not add to the four goals he scored in the group stages. "I think there is often a mistaken assumption that possession leads to goal-scoring opportunities", said the former coach of Cagliari and AC Milan.

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  • Belgium Win In Amazing Comeback That Will Be A World Cup Classic
Belgium Win In Amazing Comeback That Will Be A World Cup Classic

Fellow sub Chadli grabbed a dramatic victor deep into stoppage time in the 94th minute finishing off a devastating counter-attack to break Japanese hearts. Unfortunately for Japan , the lead would prove short-lived. West Germany did rally after trailing England 2-0 in 1970, but required extra-time to knock out the Three Lions.

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  • Paul George Agrees to $137 Million Contract with Oklahoma City Thunder ⚡️
Paul George Agrees to $137 Million Contract with Oklahoma City Thunder ⚡️

The 24-year-old forward has made great strides during his two seasons in Oklahoma City, and he figures to play a big part in where the team goes from here. Instead, the Thunder lost in the first round of the playoffs. The Lakers seemed to be the frontrunners in the Paul George sweepstakes this week.

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  • LeBron James' free agency may now hinge on Lakers' Kawhi Leonard trade
LeBron James' free agency may now hinge on Lakers' Kawhi Leonard trade

George was generally the superstar attached to LeBron for a potential Lakers tandem, but when Leonard requested out of San Antonio , his name was thrown squarely into the mix. "This will be about more than just this summer's transaction". The challenge to woo the Spurs into shipping Leonard to L.A., however, is daunting.

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  • Argentina's Mascherano calls time on career after painful France defeat
Argentina's Mascherano calls time on career after painful France defeat

And Ronaldo was the man who helped him off the pitch. Cristiano Ronaldo drew widespread acclaim on Saturday night for showing great sportsmanship in the World Cup last-16 match between Portugal and Uruguay. Uruguay closed out the game for the win, with the closing stages to what could be Ronaldo's World Cup swansong not showing the best f...

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  • Mexican soccer fans celebrate with Korean fans
Mexican soccer fans celebrate with Korean fans

Son doubled his side's advantage a few minutes later when Ju Se-Jong robbed Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer of possession near the halfway line before launching the ball forward for his team mate to score into an empty net. (Victorious Sweden also advanced .) Mexican fans were deliriously thankful to South Korea , sharing photos of celebr...

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  • 'England have clear path to World Cup semi-finals'
'England have clear path to World Cup semi-finals'

Meanwhile, TUKO.co.ke previously had reported that a second half goal from Adnan Januzaj ensured Belgium topple England at the summit of Group G. Rashford said: "It's not the first time it's happened against him". England's returning stars must now perform in Moscow or their manager will face a mighty backlash. "I don't think mentally we l...

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  • Germany out of World Cup; Mexico advances despite loss against Sweden
Germany out of World Cup; Mexico advances despite loss against Sweden

The 55-year-old, who accused Germany's backroom staff of "rubbing it in our faces", also needs to deal with the delicate fall-out surrounding his winger Jimmy Durmaz. How true these rumours are and how much is down to a section of society looking to blame players whose parents were from outside Germany is open to conjecture, but Ozil and Ilkay ...

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  • Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona
Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

Portugal left back Raphael Guerreiro, winger Gelson Martins and midfielder William Carvalho all sat out training on Thursday with minor muscular complaints. The game will see plenty of intriguing battles as Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin will be tasked with keeping Real Madrid's Ronaldo quiet. However, they have lost their last three games in the ...

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  • Lionel Messi: Argentina ace Angel Di Maria is bamboozled by Barcelona star
Lionel Messi: Argentina ace Angel Di Maria is bamboozled by Barcelona star

Neither Argentina or France have looked impressive as of yet but surely they will turn it on for the knockouts? "He's the best player on earth but we also have other players that can cause France some problems". France vs Argentina is the most anticipated match of the World Cup Round of 16 . On both cases, Argentina reached the Finals...

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  • Bubba Watson shoots 63 to rally for 3rd Travelers title
Bubba Watson shoots 63 to rally for 3rd Travelers title

American Russell Henley shot 67 to move into second place on 12 under, as halfway leader Brian Harman (69) slipped back into a tie for third at 11 under with Anirban Lahiri of India (65) and American J.B. "I can't do any more than that", he said. "I feel like my game's good enough to be out here full-time and kind of confirms that with the way I'...

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  • Serena Williams will be seeded at Wimbledon
Serena Williams will be seeded at Wimbledon

The 20-year-old world number 18 is the youngest player in the top 40 and on her Wimbledon debut last year was only stopped in the third round by former champion Venus Williams . But, regardless of her current lowly ranking, if the 23-time major victor is over that fitness problem she will be a serious contender for yet another Wimbledon triumph.

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  • Celtics Have Reportedly Made Another Trade Offer For Kawhi Leonard
Celtics Have Reportedly Made Another Trade Offer For Kawhi Leonard

Though the situation differed in some ways (Irving had two years remaining on his contract, not one), the now former Cleveland Cavaliers star hadn't considered Boston a primary choice amongst possible destinations. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has taken similar risks before, though nothing identical to giving up a haul for Leonard, who pla...

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  • Paulinho and Thiago Silva put Brazil through and send Serbia home
Paulinho and Thiago Silva put Brazil through and send Serbia home

Brazil's Thiago Silva scores their second goal against Serbia in the World Cup Group E match at Spartak Stadium , Moscow , Russia, June 27, 2018 . Serbia enjoyed their best chance of the match four minutes later - Alisson touching a unsafe cross from the right straight toward Aleksandar Mitrovic whose diving header was saved off the li...

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  • Lionel Messi to get special gift from Moscow
Lionel Messi to get special gift from Moscow

The 31-year-old, who is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the game, missed a penalty in Argentina's draw with Iceland and failed to have any impact in the Albiceleste's 3-0 loss to Croatia . Though Ronaldo's victor against Morocco took him to 85 goals and made him the highest-scoring European in the history of global foot...

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  • NBA Draft 2018: Lakers and Sixers reportedly trade second-round picks
NBA Draft 2018: Lakers and Sixers reportedly trade second-round picks

Lakers head coach Luke Walton agreed with Pelinka's assessment of Wagner and believes the MI product will fit in seamlessly with the young core. James will surely love the idea of teaming up with a known "LeBron stopper" who is also considered one of the best two-way players in the league.

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  • Egypt's history-making keeper El Hadary apologises to nation
Egypt's history-making keeper El Hadary apologises to nation

In its final match of the 2018 World Cup , the Pharaohs have managed to lose 2-1 against Saudi Arabia . Unfortunately, just minutes before the half-time whistle, Saudi Arabia were awarded a second spot-kick. The decision was confirmed after a video review and the penalty was taken in the sixth minute of injury time. This time, it was Al-Far...

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  • James Harden takes home NBA MVP
James Harden takes home NBA MVP

Curry himself received a few fourth and fifth place MVP votes, finishing 10th in voting despite missing 31 games this season. He was the league's leading scorer at 30.4 points per game and he was third in the league in assists, dishing out 8.8 helpers per contest.

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  • Marin Cilic beats Novak Djokovic to claim Queen's Club title
Marin Cilic beats Novak Djokovic to claim Queen's Club title

Britain's Andy Murray faces a tricky first-round match at Eastbourne after being drawn against fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka. "It's just sometimes, you're pumped and frustrated". Neither player could impose himself on the other in the second until at 5-4 Djokovic forced a first match point, which was saved by a thumping serv...

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  • ‘Pebble treble’ is on but Brooks Koepka targets other majors
‘Pebble treble’ is on but Brooks Koepka targets other majors

He finished Sunday with a two-under round to finish one over par for the entire tournament. And Fleetwood took full advantage with a stunning final round of 63 to set the clubhouse target on two over par before facing a lengthy wait to see if anyone could beat it.

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  • England fans drink in rare World Cup joy
England fans drink in rare World Cup joy

The Central Americans, ranked 55th in the world, were put to the sword as Harry Kane scored a hat-trick, John Stones bagged a brace, and Jesse Lingard completed the scoring for the Three Lions. " England is totally spectacular, a attractive team", said coach Hernan Dario Gomez, who went into the English changing room at halftime to congratul...

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  • Musa: Scoring against Argentina isn't that hard for me
Musa: Scoring against Argentina isn't that hard for me

While its fans are thrilled to have the opportunity to cheer the country on, there were lots of anxious faces in the crowd heading into the final minutes of the game with Iceland down by two goals. Alfred Finnbogason, who scored the equaliser against Argentina as a lone striker, was joined up front by Jon Bodvarsson and the pair quickly made an...

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  • England manager Gareth Southgate dislocates shoulder
England manager Gareth Southgate dislocates shoulder

Sterling has been in fine form for Manchester City this season, even managing to grab an impressive goal haul but his inefficiency has seen him come under some criticism. "It does not help if he is not playing in the position from which he struck those goals". "They need to keep their feet on the ground". England have been training in extre...

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  • Depressed Egypt team back to Grozny for prepare for Saudi Arabia game
Depressed Egypt team back to Grozny for prepare for Saudi Arabia game

Luis Suarez netted the match's only goal in the 23rd minute in his 100th global for Uruguay . The result , though, had a domino effect in Group A. Saudi Arabia might well feel aggrieved after their defeat on Wednesday, which condemned them to yet another early World Cup Exit. "We need to fine-tune some things, but we are more than proud bec...

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  • Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia
Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia

Serbia's players did not react to the eagle gestures at Kaliningrad Stadium. With Mitrovic proving a handful for the Swiss defence, Serbia threatened to over-run their opponents and missed another chance when a corner flew across the face of goal and Dusko Tosic just failed to make contact.

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  • Brazil, Switzerland win; Argentina gets huge boost on Day 9
Brazil, Switzerland win; Argentina gets huge boost on Day 9

Finally, Serbia takes on Switzerland in the last match of the day. The moment that captured a heated confrontation between Brazilian talisman Neymar Jr and Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers in Friday's World Cup against Costa Rica has become an online sensation.

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  • Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping on right ankle
Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping on right ankle

Neymar's Brazil side will be hoping to improve after their opening match draw with Switzerland. "Neymar practiced the whole time", the federation later said on its website. Team-mate Philippe Coutinho, who scored Brazil's stunning goal against Switzerland, confirmed Neymar felt pain in his ankle but played down the injury .

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  • Chelsea line up move for Eden Hazard's £25m compatriot
Chelsea line up move for Eden Hazard's £25m compatriot

Golovin's potential has caught the attention of several Premier League clubs with the Express claiming that Arsenal and Manchester United have held a long-standing interest in the midfielder while Italian champions Juventus have also been linked more recently.

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  • Peru vs France LIVE on SBS
Peru vs France LIVE on SBS

However, Peru were unable to find a way through and Ricardo Gareca's side - who have yet to find the net in Russian Federation - are certain to be knocked out. 87' Guerrero takes the free kick from outside the 18 yard box, but it's nowhere near high enough - over the wall and straight into the arms of Lloris.

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  • Senegal and Japan fans help clean up stadiums following World Cup games
Senegal and Japan fans help clean up stadiums following World Cup games

The second half was all Japan , however, and in the 73rd minute Yuya Osako headed home a Honda corner to secure his team a historic win and only their fifth victory in World Cup history. Senegal fans are seen in the crowd during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Poland and Senegal at the Spartak Stadium in Mosc...

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  • Blatter arrives in Russian Federation for World Cup despite Fifa ban
Blatter arrives in Russian Federation for World Cup despite Fifa ban

Petersburg at the end of the week. The two men developed a close relationship after Fifa's disputed decision in 2010 to award this year's tournament to Russian Federation instead of England . He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing despite his ban and struck a defiant tone in Moscow, describing the criminal probe as "an attack on FIFA" and sayin...

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  • Hornets trade Dwight Howard to Brooklyn for Timofey Mozgov, draft picks
Hornets trade Dwight Howard to Brooklyn for Timofey Mozgov, draft picks

One further level of irony here is that the new general manager of the Hornets, Mitch Kupchak , not only traded for Howard when he was running the Lakers six years ago, but also signed Mozgov to his four-year, $64 million albatross of a deal, one which has now been moved twice in the two years since Mozgov signed it.

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  • Reason why Jose Mourinho is 'angered' by Liverpool's fixtures for 2018/19 campaign
Reason why Jose Mourinho is 'angered' by Liverpool's fixtures for 2018/19 campaign

Leicester City will host the champions on Boxing Day before Southampton get the honours to do the same in Manchester City's final game of the year. Liverpool , the losing Champions League finalists, appear to have the toughest start of any of the likely title-contenders. Four rounds of Premier League fixtures are scheduled to be played...

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  • Mexican soccer fans cause
Mexican soccer fans cause "artificial earthquake" when teams scores against Germany

Toni Kroos crashed a shot against the crossbar for Germany but they were never able to get back into the match as they slid to their first defeat in their opening game of a World Cup since 1982. Proceeding to the last eight or beyond has become a Sisyphean task for the Mexicans who have gone out in the round of 16 at the last six World Cups a...

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