• The Netherlands defeats France
The Netherlands defeats France

Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum threatened the French goal in the early going before Les Bleus won back possession, almost taking the lead on a shot by Benjamin Pavard that went just over the cross-bar. "I also did not expect that this team would be as far ahead in their reading of a match". Our goal, as you know, is to make sure we end ...

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  • Bafana coach Baxter hopeful of clinching a win against Libya
Bafana coach Baxter hopeful of clinching a win against Libya

With Nigeria's berth at next year's Afcon tournament secure, South Africa's destiny remains firmly in their own hands if they want to join the Super Eagles at the competition in Cameroon next year. It did not take too long for the equalizer to come for the South Africans as they were back on level terms in the 26th minute as Man-of-the-match, Tau...

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  • Game Centre: Raptors take out frustrations on Bulls in Windy City
Game Centre: Raptors take out frustrations on Bulls in Windy City

It's not that teams "take games off", but some nights their focus is greater than others. "I think a year ago, the young guys that are in the locker room now, some of the guys that are playing, they were a little bit younger", said Irving after he scored 20 points in the loss to Utah.

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  • Formula 3: Sophia Floersch hospitalised after horror crash at Macau Grand Prix
Formula 3: Sophia Floersch hospitalised after horror crash at Macau Grand Prix

As you can see in the video above, Floersch's Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-Mercedes flew off of the race track after hitting another race vehicle. Two members of the media and a race marshal were also hospitalized. 'I just hope she's OK'. Today was free practice day. "The whole weekend I've just focused on every little drill, ticking every box"....

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  • Seattle Seahawks: 3 Big takeaways from win vs
Seattle Seahawks: 3 Big takeaways from win vs

The Green Bay Packers' 13th-year head coach acknowledged he is aware that the team's 4-5-1 record has led to questions about his future. The Seahawks have 288 rushing attempts this season, second to only the Rams. "It's tough losing on the road". It was a good game and the teams traded scores down the stretch, but the Seahawks prevailed. You co...

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  • Browns reportedly want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head coaching job
Browns reportedly want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head coaching job

Oddly enough, while Rice would be the first female National Football League head coach - if she got the job - she wouldn't be the first woman in a position of power within the NFL . One doesn't have to play the game to understand it and motivate players. There are three women now serving on coaching staffs in the league. Rice is a known avid f...

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  • Roger Federer rebounds to keep ATP Finals hopes alive
Roger Federer rebounds to keep ATP Finals hopes alive

The heavy loss came less than 48 hours after world No. 9 Nishikori handed 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer his first straight-sets loss in round-robin play at the tournament. Federer said he had seen everything "negative" against Nishikori, "today I was more positive and I love playing in London". It only delayed the inevitable, though, as And...

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  • Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic dropped from Croatia squad with 'serious injury'
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic dropped from Croatia squad with 'serious injury'

The pair trained on Friday and were once again involved on Saturday morning. The World Cup finalists endured a miserable start to their Group 4 campaign in League A - thrashed by Spain in the reverse fixture and drawing with England - but they now head to Wembley in contention for a Finals place after an incredible finish in Zagreb.

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  • Vikings meet Bears in critical NFC North showdown
Vikings meet Bears in critical NFC North showdown

The Chicago Bears have a chance to tighten their grip on the NFC North lead and demonstrate just how far they have come when they host the defending division champion Minnesota Vikings in a prime-time showdown for first place Sunday night.

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  • Kyrie Irving Clarifies Comment About Celtics Adding Seasoned Veteran
Kyrie Irving Clarifies Comment About Celtics Adding Seasoned Veteran

At the same time, the Celtics have stumbled out of the gate, going 7-6 with a still-elite defense (most nights, there have been some games on that end in the last five) but a bottom-five offense. The win over the Bulls will either be the first step in the right direction or a case of a sub-.500 shorthanded team being picked on by the Celtics .

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  • Draymond Green jokes about suspension
Draymond Green jokes about suspension

Names like Carmelo Anthony's can sound good out loud but in reality, he would turn the Blazers into a four-headed monster of a team with no bite on either side of the ball. "In the summer we tried to hit a home run and it didn't work out", D'Antoni said. That's according to National Basketball Association expert Stephen A.

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  • Rooney rejects ex-Man Utd pal Neville's England playing claims
Rooney rejects ex-Man Utd pal Neville's England playing claims

The 33-year-old gave a tearful farewell dressing-room speech to the rest of the England squad after the final whistle, which stopped Southgate telling his players where they went wrong. "It's my opinion that England are in very safe hands from what I've seen this week", said Rooney. "I was saying to our defenders that obviously they were tr...

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  • Transfer deadline day: Premier League summer window to close early again
Transfer deadline day: Premier League summer window to close early again

The move was rubber-stamped at Thursday's shareholders' meeting at which all 20 Premier League clubs were represented. It was used at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, but with mixed results. Just 18 years of age, the English midfielder won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Golden Ball award in 2017. The VAR system uses a match official who m...

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  • NASCAR America: Richard Petty, Leonard Wood remember David Pearson
NASCAR America: Richard Petty, Leonard Wood remember David Pearson

Pearson was able to refire his Wood Brothers Ford and passed Petty's stalled Dodge for the win. I then thought to myself, as the van began rolling again, this is not going to work because it's five auto lengths too soon. "We both became better for it", he added. "We stayed close , and I enjoyed visits to see David when going through SC". Pearson...

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  • Federer shrugs off accusation of getting special treatment
Federer shrugs off accusation of getting special treatment

Benneteau cited Federer's matches at the past two Australian Opens as evidence, suggesting the Swiss star was granted his preference to play in the evening session to avoid the blistering Melbourne heat. "I am not the youngest but I am enjoying myself and I just want to play one more good match". "I'd say the success of the Laver Cup has been see...

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  • League executives point to Heat as potential Carmelo Anthony destination
League executives point to Heat as potential Carmelo Anthony destination

But NBA legend Tracy McGrady believes Anthony should retire from the league if the Rockets choose to waive his contract. Earlier this week, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Houston Rockets were working on waiving 'Melo and that his representatives were looking for a team to sign him once he is released.

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  • Sky’s the limit for Sancho, says Dortmund team-mate Pulisic
Sky’s the limit for Sancho, says Dortmund team-mate Pulisic

He knows to talk to me. Teenage sensation Sancho is set to make his first England start when the United States visit Wembley on Thursday. Pulisic has scored three goals and contributed four assists in 12 appearances so far this season as Lucien Favre's Dortmund side sit four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga .

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  • I don't need to feed on conflict any more: Kohli
I don't need to feed on conflict any more: Kohli

As long as it does not start, we are okay with it. "To get the best out of the players, I think he's been the most important factor", he added. "I have made more changes to my game listening to him than anyone in the past". Kohli, never one to step back against aggressive opposition, emphasised: "We were always the ones giving it back, we were no...

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  • Silva helps Sri Lanka build 2nd Test lead
Silva helps Sri Lanka build 2nd Test lead

England even resorted to their most experienced campaigner, James Anderson, after 20 overs of spin but to no avail. England's Ben Stokes , bottom, dives to stop a ball as wicketkeeper Ben Foakes and Sri Lankan batsman Dhananjaya de Silva watch the ball as they filed during the second day of the second test cricket match between Sri Lank...

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  • Rooney names two superstars in England team
Rooney names two superstars in England team

It was confirmed earlier this month that Gareth Southgate would give Rooney , now excelling for DC United in the MLS, a chance for a proper send-off against the United States. His inclusion led to criticism from some quarters but Rooney appears to have bedded in well with Gareth Southgate 's young squad since joining up at St George's Park.

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