• People should recognise that I'm one of the world's best'
People should recognise that I'm one of the world's best'

Croatia have relied on mental strength to defy limited resources and become the smallest nation in 68 years to reach a World Cup final, said defender Dejan Lovren . This victory over England led Croatia to their first World Cup final and Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor sealed Croatia's third consecutive win in extra-time or penalties, h...

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  • Juan Martin Del Potro scraps past Simon to set up Nadal clash
Juan Martin Del Potro scraps past Simon to set up Nadal clash

Defending champion Federer was two sets up and had a match point in the third against Anderson, but nearly three hours later he trudged off on the end of a seismic 2-6 6-7 (5/7) 7-5 6-4 13-11 upset. It has already been hailed as another Wimbledon classic and it always seems a shame that one of these two phenomenal talents must leave the world's g...

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  • Kerber, like Williams, is on the comeback trail
Kerber, like Williams, is on the comeback trail

It was only 10.5 months ago that Williams had far more serious concerns. I am inspired by her; she's a big role model. Although Williams won that match in straight sets to claim her seventh Wimbledon championship and the 22nd of her 23 Grand Slam titles, she noted that Kerber , who has two Grand Slam titles of her own, is a more experienced, r...

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  • Manchester United 'confident' of signing Chelsea star, Willian
Manchester United 'confident' of signing Chelsea star, Willian

When asked about joining his fellow Brazilians Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho at Camp Nou, Willian said: "Well, they are excellent players with a lot of quality". But Ernesto Valverde is going to return with an improved figure as he looks to add an extra dimension to his attack this summer. "Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but...

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  • Croatia reach World Cup final as England pain goes on
Croatia reach World Cup final as England pain goes on

Luka Modric's team were taken to extra-time for the third consecutive match in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday but somehow found the energy to overcome England 2-1. Kieran Trippier's 5th-minute free-kick goal was the first direct free-kick scored in the knock-out stage during the 2018 world cup. "The reaction from the fans at the end sh...

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  • Terry Pays Tribute To ‘Great Man, Great Manager’ Conte
Terry Pays Tribute To ‘Great Man, Great Manager’ Conte

Conte was handed his marching orders on Thursday but Chelsea refused to comment or issue a denial even though Cesc Fabregas and John Terry paid tribute to the Italian. "I wish you every success in the future". Conte departs a year before his contract was due to expire and will now be in line for £9million in compensation.

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  • Rafael Nadal edges Juan Martin del Porto in Wimbledon quarterfinals
Rafael Nadal edges Juan Martin del Porto in Wimbledon quarterfinals

The pair have met on 51 occasions in the past - with Djokovic narrowly leading their head-to-head by one win - though this is just their fourth encounter on a grass court. The French Open champion will next face Novak Djokovic in a clash of two former champions following the Serbian's success over Kei Nishikori earlier on Wednesday.

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  • Neville thought 3 England stars would struggle at World Cup
Neville thought 3 England stars would struggle at World Cup

However, when they turn into symbols of competing nationalisms, as it will be seen in St Petersburg where Belgium and France will vie for a place in the World Cup final (the French have a 2-1 lead in the mega tournament), then the task to find a difference between them will be too hard.

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  • Harry Kane Heads List Of Reported Madrid Replacements For Ronaldo
Harry Kane Heads List Of Reported Madrid Replacements For Ronaldo

In a letter posted on the Real Madrid official website, Ronaldo wrote that "the time has come to begin a new stage in my life". " Real Madrid has conquered my heart, and that of my family, and that is why more than ever I want to say thank you".

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  • With Russia out of the tournament, hosts' World Cup fever wanes
With Russia out of the tournament, hosts' World Cup fever wanes

It's the World Cup semi-final". France then beat Argentina and Uruguay en route to the semi-finals. "It is very near and we will leave our last drop of sweat on the pitch to achieve our goal". "I've got a amusing feeling that the momentum is so good, and, you know, especially now that we're all going to turn up with special Gareth waistcoat...

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  • England football fans celebrate in the streets after victory over Sweden
England football fans celebrate in the streets after victory over Sweden

Asked who he'd rather play in the semis - Russian Federation or Croatia - he replied: "It's about us as a team ". England midfielder Eric Dier has told ESPN Brasil he wants the team to inspire future generations after they reached a first World Cup semifinal since 1990.

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  • I'll be fit to face Croatia, says Jordan Henderson
I'll be fit to face Croatia, says Jordan Henderson

Courtois had claimed that Pickford was too short after he was beaten by an Adnan Januzaj curler in Belgium's 1-0 win over England during the group stage of the tournament. England will now face Sweden in the Quarter Final game this Saturday from 3PM on BBC One . The Three Lions broke with tradition on Tuesday to seal progress from the last ...

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  • Arsenal And Tottenham Linked With Big Money Move For Barcelona Midfield Star
Arsenal And Tottenham Linked With Big Money Move For Barcelona Midfield Star

The timing will depend on whether he flies straight from Russian Federation to London now Uruguay are out of the World Cup following their quarter-final defeat to France , or travels via his homeland. The 22-year-old is yet to have a summer break after featuring for Uruguay at the World Cup. The gunners have already reached an agreement with S...

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  • Rumor: Houston Rockets interested in signing Carmelo Anthony
Rumor: Houston Rockets interested in signing Carmelo Anthony

CITY-Carmelo Anthony will leave the Oklahoma City Thunder over the summer according to an ESPN report. "The Houston Rockets , Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers are among multiple teams expected to express interest in Anthony, sources tell ESPN ".

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  • Sweden beats Switzerland 1-0 in the Round of 16 match
Sweden beats Switzerland 1-0 in the Round of 16 match

Emil Forsberg's deflected shot proved the difference at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, where Sweden shaded a scrappy contest to reach the last eight for the first time since 1994. Their build-up play was sloppy, with the best effort falling to Remo Freuler with a late header that was saved by Robin Olsen . England has eliminated Colombia a...

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  • Boosting your odds on all the World Cup games
Boosting your odds on all the World Cup games

In terms of World Cup history, Brazil have won the World Cup five times but have been knocked out in the quarter-finals in two of the last three tournaments. Even in the round of 16, they somehow managed to win in the penalty shootout and qualified for the quarters. "As for ourselves, we're focusing on our team and (this is) our strongest sid...

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  • Highlights of Wimbledon day three
Highlights of Wimbledon day three

But 27-year-old Dane Wozniacki, the victor at Eastbourne last week, crashed out in a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 defeat to Russia's world number 35 Ekaterina Makarova. "I haven't played her in a while". He said he "felt good" and "less nervous" than he did in his previous match, his first-round win over Dušan Lajović on Monday.

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  • It's mum v mum as Serena makes Wimbledon last 16
It's mum v mum as Serena makes Wimbledon last 16

The Serb next faces home hope Kyle Edmund, a 6-4 7-6 (7-0) 6-2 victor over American Bradley Klahn. The world number 133 is in the third round for the first time after winning back-to-back matches on the main tour for only the second time in 2018.

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

Sharing a picture of their spotless post-match dressing room, Janssens wrote: "This is the Japanese dressingroom (sic) after losing to Belgium in the 94' minute. But it's what they did next that really impressed many people across the globe: they left their locker room in utterly impeccable condition despite their heart-wrenching FIFA World Cup ...

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  • Kevin Durant Will Sign Two-Year Max Deal With Warriors
Kevin Durant Will Sign Two-Year Max Deal With Warriors

For the second time in his career, James is saying goodbye to the Cleveland Cavaliers , who drafted the teenage sensation from Akron in 2003 and have to be satisfied with winning just one title in the 11 years they had him. The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported that Cousins would be an "increasingly likely target" for the Lakers on a short-term, ma...

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  • DeMarcus Cousins' Deal With the Warriors Broke NBA Twitter
DeMarcus Cousins' Deal With the Warriors Broke NBA Twitter

The draft provided some exciting glimpses of the future for fans of several long-downtrodden squads, and the start of free agency offered a seismic shift in LeBron James's move from the Cavaliers to the Lakers. Instead, they signed Julius Randle , who should be a help to New Orleans in the first of Davis's final two years under contract. Since...

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  • Leishman, Tiger six behind in PGA event
Leishman, Tiger six behind in PGA event

Francesco Molinari is a man stuck between continents. "Flushed the tee shot on 10, it's a daunting tee shot, and made a great putt for eagle [48 feet]", he said. Molinari is just the second national-born Italian to win on the PGA Tour , following Toney Penna, who won four times between 1937-47. So I'm seeing the lines again , I'm rolling the b...

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  • LeBron weighing many free agency options
LeBron weighing many free agency options

LeBron James will play for a Western Conference team for the first time in his career. ESPN reported he is signing a four-year deal that will be worth $US160 million. Leonard isn't a free agent but he has been holding out from the Spurs and it's no secret both he and the team want a trade. He played all 82 games for the first time and averaged 2...

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  • Calm Verstappen wins Austrian GP on bleak day for Mercedes
Calm Verstappen wins Austrian GP on bleak day for Mercedes

Hamilton's retirement is his first in 33 Grand Prix stretching back to Malaysia in 2016. It was Verstappen's fourth career victory as he came home ahead of the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel , who regained the lead in the drivers championship ahead of Hamilton by a single point.

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  • Lance Stephenson agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers on one-year deal
Lance Stephenson agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers on one-year deal

When James previously signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat, he joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Both to form a superstar trio, likewise, Kevin Love joined James in his return to the Cavaliers. "We look forward to the retirement of the famous #23 Cavs jersey one day down the line..." That comes following a season in which he played in just 18 ...

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  • LeBron James Inks A $154M Deal With The Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James Inks A $154M Deal With The Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers might have been trying, but they didn't acquire another star to prove to James that they could build something special in order for him to commit to a four-year, $154 million deal. There's little doubt James has some quality years ahead of him. All three of those players will have designs on a title next season. Conversely, the Easte...

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  • Joachim Low to consider position after Germany's 'deserved' exit
Joachim Low to consider position after Germany's 'deserved' exit

So, are Mexico and South Korea now the unlikeliest of best friends? The German Football Association (DFB) has apologised to the nation the morning after Joachim Low's side were sensationally knocked out of the World Cup with a 2-0 defeat to South Korea .

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  • Lonzo Ball could be reason the Lakers don't get Kawhi Leonard
Lonzo Ball could be reason the Lakers don't get Kawhi Leonard

Leonard, who wants the Spurs to trade him, reportedly would prefer to head to the Lakers . Only three days ago, ESPN reported that "pressure is mounting" for the Lakers to deal for Leonard. There's no timetable on when anything will happen, but with LeBron James' opt-out, could the Lakers rush for a conclusion and put together their ...

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  • Paul George, Russell Westbrook Friendship Factor in PG Choosing Thunder
Paul George, Russell Westbrook Friendship Factor in PG Choosing Thunder

ESPN reported on Wednesday that James - who has also been linked to the Lakers - would be hesitant to take his talents to Los Angeles without another star player doing so far. "That's always been, I feel with players, they want that option", George said at exit interviews after the season. ESPN's Royce Young tweeted that Westbrook "left a fa...

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  • Lionel Messi's New Hotel Is Opposite A Cristiano Ronaldo Mural
Lionel Messi's New Hotel Is Opposite A Cristiano Ronaldo Mural

The same also goes for Uruguay and Portugal, two similar teams with similar strategies. There is a growing rumour around the Argentina football team that coach Jorge Sampaoli has lost his influence over La Albiceleste in the wake of abysmal performances in FIFA World Cup group matches.

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