• Iran frustrated by Spain
Iran frustrated by Spain

After a match played out to a deafening blare from vuvuzela horns from a huge army of Iranian fans, Spain will feel relieved to have emerged with maximum points. With three points from their opening win against Morocco, Iran can still qualify for the knockout round but will need to beat Portugal on Monday in Saransk.

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  • LeBron James: Four reasons why he must choose the Houston Rockets
LeBron James: Four reasons why he must choose the Houston Rockets

Los Angeles has been listed as the favorite to land him by the oddsmakers. With a host of teams vying for his services despite his advanced age, James has to inform the Cavs whether he intends to opt out of the final year of his contract with the team by 11:59 p.m.

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  • Iran v Spain: Isco impressed with Hierro's seamless adaptation
Iran v Spain: Isco impressed with Hierro's seamless adaptation

Both the team look to have arrived in their best form for tonight. Spain: De Gea; Nacho, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Silva; Vazquez, Costa, Isco. Any concerns about turmoil on the Spanish squad were laid to rest following the coaching change that occurred just before the World Cup began. Expected Crowd Turnout: With an evening ...

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  • NBA Draft: 5 best fits for Luka Doncic
NBA Draft: 5 best fits for Luka Doncic

Philadelphia now has the most picks in this year's draft with six: Nos. The Celtics, in addition to their own pick (No. 27), have the Sacramento Kings' 2019 first rounder (protected for No. Yet, we have seen superstar players develop out of the prospects that didn't blow anyone away with their numbers and measurables (i.e likely 2017-18 MVP James...

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  • Tottenham's Harry Kane shares what Mauricio Pochettino texted him on Monday
Tottenham's Harry Kane shares what Mauricio Pochettino texted him on Monday

Southgate, generally speaking, got things right. Marcus Rashford on Tuesday dismissed the idea that England are overly reliant on captain Harry Kane at the World Cup . Southgate took the decision to keep the 22-year-old on the pitch for 80 minutes, but Alli couldn't influence the game in the way he normally does. I think it was even more...

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  • Kane disappointed by refereeing decisions despite England win
Kane disappointed by refereeing decisions despite England win

Fast-forward 48 months, and Kane made his World Cup debut on Monday, scoring both goals, including the stoppage-time victor ( WATCH HERE ), in England's Group G-opening 2-1 victory over Tunisia . Kane then took time out, post the match to respond to Kohli, who had posted a special message for him and England before the game. However Ka...

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  • Poulter Tears Into Fans And USGA Following Difficult Third Round
Poulter Tears Into Fans And USGA Following Difficult Third Round

Open on Saturday. Johnson joined Berger, Finau and defending champion Brooks Koepka (72) at 3-over 213, the highest 54-hole score to lead the U.S. Meanwhile, Johnson missed a four-footer for par , unable to close the gap. I thought we could be on the edge, but we've surpassed it, ' Johnson told Sky Sports .

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  • Jesse Lingard: Gareth Southgate told us to play without fear
Jesse Lingard: Gareth Southgate told us to play without fear

The 25-year-old - who was sparingly used in England's qualifying campaign but has become a more central figure in the last nine months - is always keen to lighten the mood, believing it will help aid performances on the pitch. Come to think of it, how could there be given England hasn't won a World Cup match for almost eight years? "We want...

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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

Senegal took a surprise 2-0 lead in their opening match after two horror mistakes from Poland. One impressed fan described the efforts of the Japanese as his "favourite moment of the World Cup so far", while another added it was an impeccable example of fan behaviour at the tournament.

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  • San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard still ‘irate’ with Tony Parker’s comments
San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard still ‘irate’ with Tony Parker’s comments

Leonard had told confidants that he did not want to sit down with Popovich and has been purposely hard for the Spurs to reach recently. It appears Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio one way or the other. Leonard had been struggling to recover from an injury as the season dragged on but had always been expected to reach the playoffs. Even ...

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  • Saudi team safe after aircraft's 'technical failure'
Saudi team safe after aircraft's 'technical failure'

The win gives Uruguay six points from two matches, trailing leaders Russian Federation - also with six points - only on goal difference. Suarez's goal and Uruguay's win also effectively ended Egypt's hopes of fighting its way back into contention for a berth in the Round of 16, meaning Mohamed Salah's World Cup looks set to end after ju...

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  • Mickelson defends deliberately hitting moving ball
Mickelson defends deliberately hitting moving ball

However, 1995 US PGA Championship victor Elkington believes the USGA should have disqualified Mickelson, likely for a serious breach of rule 1-2, which states "a player must not take an action with the intent to influence the movement of a ball in play".

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  • National Basketball Association trade grades: Hornets will deal Dwight Howard to Nets
National Basketball Association trade grades: Hornets will deal Dwight Howard to Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have traded Timofey Mozgov for Dwight Howard, which gets them salary-cap space for the 2019-20 National Basketball Association season. But now, thanks, surprisingly to a trade for Dwight Howard, the Nets nightmare might finally be over. Mozgov, 31, averaged 4.2 points per game and 3.2 rebounds in 31 games for the Nets last sea...

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  • Salah starts for Egypt against Russia
Salah starts for Egypt against Russia

Alexander Samedov pushed the ball out wide to Mario Fernandes , the Brazilian born right back who had powered forward from deep to deliver a flawless pull-back into the path of Denis Cheryshev who slotted home his third goal of the tournament.

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  • Sepp Blatter arrives as guest of Vladimir Putin
Sepp Blatter arrives as guest of Vladimir Putin

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. Speaking to Sky Sports News , the former FIFA President said that England and the United Kingdom were overdue the World Cup having last held it in 1966.

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  • People think Cristiano Ronaldo is sending a message with new facial hair
People think Cristiano Ronaldo is sending a message with new facial hair

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has become the highest-scoring European in global history by netting the opener against Morocco on Wednesday 20th. It did not have a single shot on target in the opener against Russian Federation. So de Gea will start, but he absolutely can not afford another howler if he wants to prevent the calls for his benching...

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  • Should The Sacramento Kings Pursue Kawhi Leonard?
Should The Sacramento Kings Pursue Kawhi Leonard?

Lonzo Ball would be the ideal replacement for Tony Parker as the Spurs' starting point guard. That's due to double-figure salaries from Kevin Love, Tristian Thompson, JR Smith, George Hill and Jordan Clarkson, all of whom are under contract for 2018-19.

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  • Egypt coach ready to unleash Salah on Russian Federation
Egypt coach ready to unleash Salah on Russian Federation

Many Egyptians on social media, as well as in newspapers and local media, have also expressed concern that the presence of the celebrities represents a bad omen ahead of the team's game against Russian Federation. His World Cup song, along with a collection of his hit songs, is to be sung during the concert. Russia's 5-0 win against Saudi Arab...

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  • Arsenal close to making double signing?
Arsenal close to making double signing?

Torreira is one of several players identified to improve Arsenal's spine this summer with Emery having already signed Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer after his Juventus contract expired. While Arsenal 'keeper Petr Cech is one of the greatest goalkeepers the Premier League has ever seen, the former Chelsea star's best days are ...

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  • Watch fans cause mini quake in Mexico City after game-winning goal
Watch fans cause mini quake in Mexico City after game-winning goal

Lozano, on the counter, was the hero on the day in attack, beating Manuel Neuer . Holders Germany and multi-time winners Brazil. have gotten off to a slow start in Russian Federation. Germany's Joshua Kimmich (left) and Mexico's Hirving Lozano compete for the ball. Last week, tens of thousands of Mexico fans descended on the Russian cap...

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