• Rockets reportedly 'determined' to sign Carmelo Anthony
Rockets reportedly 'determined' to sign Carmelo Anthony

The Heat, who perhaps will bring back Anthony buddy Dwyane Wade , will be another strong suitor for Anthony's services, according to ESPN . A team source confirmed that the Heat is intrigued, believing he can still help a Heat offense that tied for 23rd in the National Basketball Association in scoring at 103.4 points per game.

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  • Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi
Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi

The American superstar advanced as no top-10 women made the quarter-finals in 50 years of professional tennis following the fourth-round elimination of seventh seed Karolina Pliskova . Williams dropped her first set at this tournament as the 52nd-ranked Giorgi produced an impressive display of power and accuracy in the opener. Giorgi, who chose ...

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  • Matt Le Tissier's plan for England to reach the World Cup final
Matt Le Tissier's plan for England to reach the World Cup final

They were also champions that year. He said he is "confident" England is going to win the World Cup and that he was inspired to have the tattoo during the game against Panama. "I went to Rakitic for advice and he told me just to pick a side and not change it", Vida told Croatian media after the match. It cruised through the group stage, the...

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  • What to expect from Croatia and England’s World Cup semifinal
What to expect from Croatia and England’s World Cup semifinal

And a young, likeable side with an eminently sensible and humble manager in Southgate have captured the hearts of a nation. England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup and you have to respect that. But there is less pressure on them now. However, their two knockout-stage games have gone to penalties. He said: "The feel of this grou...

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  • France vs Belgium: Umtiti, Mbappe, Kante miss France training
France vs Belgium: Umtiti, Mbappe, Kante miss France training

When a Monaco player, Mendy branded Mbappe "Razmoket" - the French translation of children's television programme "Rugrats" - as he was so young. Retired French striker Henry is now a member of the Belgian coaching staff. He was unleashed in a roving attacking position to devastating effect against Brazil, scoring with a wonderfully sweet strik...

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  • Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream
Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream

Can Eden Hazard lead Belgium all the way to the final of the World Cup at the expense of France? Aldridge believes France and Belgium are in pole position to win this World Cup , as he predicted the victor of the first semi-final in St Petersburg will be crowned as world champions on Sunday.

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  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams sail into Wimbledon quarterfinals
Roger Federer, Serena Williams sail into Wimbledon quarterfinals

With a 9th Wimbledon title on the cards, Federer looks in ruthless form and has now won 32 consecutive sets to reach the last 8 of the competition. The 11-time French Open champion beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court on Monday and has yet to drop a set in this tournament.

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  • Brazilian International Paulinho Returns to Guangzhou Evergrande After One Season With Barcelona
Brazilian International Paulinho Returns to Guangzhou Evergrande After One Season With Barcelona

A first-choice selection for his country, Paulinho's move to Barcelona was roundly criticised last summer. The transfer has been confirmed on the CSL club's official website, but only on the Chinese version and not the English-language portal.

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  • Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad
Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad

Croatia must be absolutely drained right now after twice being taken to penalties and I'd go so far to say that England's games against Sweden or Colombia will be tougher than this. Neville perfectly predicted the semi-final match-ups which will take place this week before, like Eden Hazard , he anticipated a Belgium vs. England final.

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  • Mario Mandzukic: Croatia have what it takes to surprise England keeper Pickford
Mario Mandzukic: Croatia have what it takes to surprise England keeper Pickford

Russian Federation is hosting its first-ever FIFA World Cup, with the final set to be played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday. The 32-year-old played all 120 minutes inside the Fisht Olympic stadium as Croats were taken to penalties and set up a semi-final match with England in Moscow.

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  • Leeds United's Pontus Jansson reacts on Twitter after England's World Cup victory
Leeds United's Pontus Jansson reacts on Twitter after England's World Cup victory

Yet the performances of Gareth Southgate's squad - the second youngest at the tournament - are being celebrated wildly back home. The celebrations cut across England as rowdy fans took to the streets, with videos showing fans in Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham all focusing their attention on buses and bus stops.

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  • A glorious Indian summer awaits us in England: Sourav Ganguly
A glorious Indian summer awaits us in England: Sourav Ganguly

He was outstanding and played a fantastic hand. He finished with 54 catches as England were restricted to 198/9 by a resurgent India . In reply, India made 201/3 in 18.4 overs. The chinaman spinner had taken a career-best 5 for 24, including three in an over, to derail England's innings. Cruising after the powerplay overs, England lost t...

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  • 'I Will Be Hurt If Ronaldo Leaves Real'
'I Will Be Hurt If Ronaldo Leaves Real'

Whether a mooted move in the region of £88m happens remains to be seen, but either way with Ronaldo now 33-years-old, Madrid have to plan for the future. I haven't spoken to Cristiano about this, but my advice is, if he wants to play to 2050, he has to go to Juve. But if he finally decides to go, we have to wish him all the best and thank him for e...

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  • Croatia's president dances with team after victory against Russian Federation
Croatia's president dances with team after victory against Russian Federation

Ignashevich was one of the successful penalty takers in the 4-3 shootout defeat to Croatia and was also on target from the spot when they beat Spain on penalties. That's not how Croatia play. However, they were shut out in the later part of the game and conceded twice. Belgium needed an incredible second-half comeback from 2-0 down in the round...

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  • Betting guide for both semifinal matches, France-Belgium and Croatia-England
Betting guide for both semifinal matches, France-Belgium and Croatia-England

Gareth Southgate's side needed a penalty shootout to overcome Colombia in the round of 16. Having played every game so far, Croatia will have to adjust to life without Vrsaljko and it could be a situation that England takes advantage of in preparations leading up to Wednesday's game.

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  • Vettel victorious in British belter Vettel victorious in British belter
Vettel victorious in British belter Vettel victorious in British belter

The four-time champion seized the lead at the start and fought back after losing the initiative during two safety vehicle periods to register his second win at Silverstone and the 51st of his career. "I came here to clarify, if he actually said something like that", said Arrivabene, speaking to Sky Italia about Allison, who left Ferrari in mid-...

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  • The pain of loss to Belgium very great, says Neymar
The pain of loss to Belgium very great, says Neymar

Set pieces have been the main source of goals at the tournament in Russian Federation - 42 per cent, no less - and England has been the master of that department on its run to Wedneday's semi-final match against Croatia. England will take on Sweden in Samara at 3pm on Saturday, July 7 followed by Russian Federation vs Croatia in Sochi at 7pm. Ar...

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  • Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic says England game is 50/50
Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic says England game is 50/50

Leading SA bookmakers BET.co.za have installed France as 2/1 for the overall title, followed by England (5/2), Belgium (13/5) and Croatia (4/1). Belgium have impressed against everyone they have played, and even when they did slip, going two down to Japan in the second round, they had the goal power to fight back and triumph.

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  • England fans smash up IKEA, bus stop after win against Sweden
England fans smash up IKEA, bus stop after win against Sweden

WMP said that the spike in calls was down to a combination of scorching summer temperatures, the World Cup and alcohol. "When I see behaviour like this it makes me anything but proud to be English". England achieved something David Beckham's generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup. Pickford, who only stands slight...

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  • Pakistan vs Australia T20I Tri-series final Match 6
Pakistan vs Australia T20I Tri-series final Match 6

However, Zaman and veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik (43) saw the world No1 team past the finish line. From there it was largely a matter of damage limitation for the Australians, as Carey knocked the ball around with the sort of resourcefulness that is quickly becoming his trademark without ever looking likely to threaten a distant target.

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