• Federation Internationale de Football Association picks referee Pitana of Argentina for World Cup opener
Federation Internationale de Football Association picks referee Pitana of Argentina for World Cup opener

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has manned the mission to present an warmer and more open Russian Federation to the world, and has looked to complete the tournament preparations by sticking to a budget reported to be around £7.4billion. Over the past ten months, FIFA Legends, 2018 FIFA World Cup ambassadors and prominent figures around the world...

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  • England boss Gareth Southgate raring to go
England boss Gareth Southgate raring to go

That's what we are trying to instil into the team. Heading into this year's tournament, we've ranked every team in the field of 32 to give you an idea of how things might shake out in Russian Federation. Donegan penned the song in 1965 as the official tune to go along with the Football Association's mascot for the tournament. He said: "I've tal...

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  • Rafael Nadal beats Del Petro in French Open
Rafael Nadal beats Del Petro in French Open

No. 10 Sloane Stephens beat No. 13 Madison Keys 6-4, 6-4. Marco Cecchinato has dropped his first service game against seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem in their French Open semifinal. "I missed a lot at the beginning of the match". "Yeah, if I won the second set, I think is totally different the third set", he said. It seems to me that the b...

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  • Nadal beats Thiem for 11th French Open title
Nadal beats Thiem for 11th French Open title

Nadal did not play for more than two months after the Australian Open in January - where he withdrew from his quarter-final against Marin Cilic because of a hip injury. Rafael Nadal saved his best until last as he demolished Dominic Thiem to seal his 11th French Open title . Another forehand victor from Nadal found a corner, and Thiem ...

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  • Lewis Hamilton relieved to finish Canadian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton relieved to finish Canadian Grand Prix

With model Winnie Harlow having been given a wrong instruction to wave the flag on lap 69, FIA rules dictated that the result had to be taken back to lap 68. Noting that he had a lap count on his steering wheel and on his pit board, he said: "After I saw the flag, I told the team "I think the race isn't over yet" and they said "No, keep pushing".

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  • Jurgen Klopp makes big Alisson decision after Roma name price
Jurgen Klopp makes big Alisson decision after Roma name price

The reigning European champions are known admirers of the 25-year-old. If Belgium goalkeeper Courtois did leave Stamford Bridge, the Blues could look to sign Alisson as his replacement. If everything is not resolved, it will be discussed after the World Cup. The 1994 World Cup victor, who also spent time in Italy with Parma during his playing c...

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  • New York City FC name Domenec Torrent new head coach
New York City FC name Domenec Torrent new head coach

As a player, Vieira also had stints at Juventus, Inter Milan and Manchester City , but is best known for spending almost a decade at Arsenal and being a key part of Wenger's title-winning teams. "Though I have enjoyed a wonderful 11 years working alongside my colleague and close friend Pep Guardiola - it has always been my ambition to manage a...

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  • Lebron James Noncommittal About Return To Cleveland
Lebron James Noncommittal About Return To Cleveland

When I decide what I'm going to do with my future, my family will have a say so. But Durant, who many believe is the best player in the National Basketball Association after James, added an interesting perspective by stating it's easier to stand out in a weaker team as he prides himself on being the best player in a team with multiple sta...

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  • Salah responds to Ramos' comments about Champions League injury
Salah responds to Ramos' comments about Champions League injury

Maybe like for Spain to win the World Cup . "I think that we are all in top shape", Hazard told reporters. However, Salah told Marca's Hugo Cerezo (h/t ESPN.com" Sam Marsden ) the comments were "funny" and added: "He sent me a message, but I never told him it was "fine '".

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  • Vettel takes 50th win and F1 championship lead in Canada
Vettel takes 50th win and F1 championship lead in Canada

The same spot has seen many crashes involving world champion drivers over the years. On the basis of Friday practice, Sebastian Vettel does not see himself as a contender for victory even though Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen set the second fastest time.

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  • US Open setup relies as much on science as instincts
US Open setup relies as much on science as instincts

If Woods wants to have company-which he's obviously been known to do-he'll have ample room for it in the 6,500-square-foot yacht's master suite or in one of its six other bedrooms. There is also a gym, of course, as well as a theater and a Jacuzzi. Tiger and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren spent their 2004 wedding night aboard the vessel which is name...

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  • Nadal scales heights again to claim 11th French title
Nadal scales heights again to claim 11th French title

There was late anxiety for Nadal as the predicted thunderstorms loomed and he needed his left forearm massaged after beginning to suffer from cramp. Nadal's 11th title takes his grand slam tally to 17 and even at 32, despite the miles in his legs, who is going to stop him making it 12 in a year's time? He was the only man to beat Nadal on clay ...

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  • Rafael Nadal was sacred of cramps with 11th French Open in sight
Rafael Nadal was sacred of cramps with 11th French Open in sight

As he sat down in the French Open lounge on Saturday, Günter Bresnik, Dominic Thiem's coach, was asked about Thiem's upcoming French Open final against Rafael Nadal , the finest clay court tennis player of all time . That said, Nadal is wary of Thiem's threat. That was swatted away with Nadal's double-handed backhand, though, and the seco...

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  • Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Takes Back Title of World's Top-Earning Athlete
Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Takes Back Title of World's Top-Earning Athlete

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather lived up to his "money" nickname, grabbing top spot thanks largely in part to the $275 million (R3 513 713 500, 00) he earned for just 36 minutes of work in his fight against Connor McGregor in August previous year.

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  • Vettel ends Ferrari's 17-year wait for Canada pole
Vettel ends Ferrari's 17-year wait for Canada pole

Lewis Hamilton was full of confidence after clocking the fourth fastest time in Friday's practice for this weekend's Canadian Formula One Grand Prix. It was pretty dramatic in Baku, when Verstappen and Ricciardo were running 4-5 with a chance to reach the podium when they bumped tires while jockeying for position.

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  • French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal not 'crazy' about catching Roger Federer
French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal not 'crazy' about catching Roger Federer

Thiem beat Nadal on clay twice, including last month in Madrid that ended Nadal's 21-match winning streak on clay and his streak of 50 straight sets won on his favorite surface. Thiem stayed with Nadal in the early going on a cloudy and steamy afternoon; the temperature was 77 degrees (24 Celsius), the humidity approached 70 per cent.

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  • Warriors: Who is the REAL 2018 NBA Finals MVP?
Warriors: Who is the REAL 2018 NBA Finals MVP?

Yes, Durant went on to elaborate on how this year's Warriors compare to last year's team , but really, he answered the most important and pressing question at hand. And that's the reason why I came here - an unselfish environment where they just care about the game. "I think I'm still learning". In early rounds of the playoffs, Durant's tendency...

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  • Vettel takes F1 title lead with Canada win
Vettel takes F1 title lead with Canada win

It's Vettel's fourth pole on the Ile Notre-Dame, and his first since 2013. From the number of red flags with the prancing pony logo, the Italian squad remains the clear favourite in the grandstands. It was a strong result for Bottas, who made himself the leading Mercedes driver for the weekend thanks to his better feeling for Pirelli's softest tire...

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  • Arjun Tendulkar gets nod for U-19 Lanka tour
Arjun Tendulkar gets nod for U-19 Lanka tour

Soon after landing from Australia after a personal visit on Thursday, he got the news of his ward's selection in the India U-19 team for next month's tour of Sri Lanka. The left-handed middle-order batsman and left-arm medium pacer bowler have been playing for his stateside Mumbai consistently for the past few years.

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  • Tyson Fury: Heavyweight to fight on Carl Frampton undercard in August
Tyson Fury: Heavyweight to fight on Carl Frampton undercard in August

Who do you think would win if Fury took on Bellew? But after the fight began, fans quickly began to grow exhausted of the weird mismatch inside the ring; standing more than a foot taller than his Albanian cruiserweight rival, and with more than four-and-a-half stone weight advantage, Fury seemed more interested in showboating than fighting until ...

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