• Belgium and England reluctantly meet again
Belgium and England reluctantly meet again

France will have had 24 hours longer to prepare for the game after edging out Belgium 1-0 in 90 minutes in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. The third-place match at the World Cup is often dismissed as a pointless way for Federation Internationale de Football Association to fill TV space with two teams who just want to go home.

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  • Lovren ready for Kane test
Lovren ready for Kane test

We respect them, of course, and I think they respect us. "But they have some very talented players and if they realise Modric should be playing higher up, we could be in trouble". Captain Harry Kane is leading England's unexpected bid for glory, and is hoping to inspire the next generation of footballers by going all the way in Russian Federa...

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  • Kiwi cyclist Patrick Bevin celebrates BMC team win at Tour de France
Kiwi cyclist Patrick Bevin celebrates BMC team win at Tour de France

Porte, who lost 51 seconds in the opening stage after being caught behind a pile-up, helped his team edge out Chris Froome's Team Sky by four seconds over the 35.5km circuit on stage three. Froome was left 55 seconds behind in the overall standings with another week of nervy rolling stages before hitting the Alps. The 28-year-old Sagan sa...

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  • Antonio Conte takes charge of Chelsea training
Antonio Conte takes charge of Chelsea training

The prolonged uncertainty surrounding Conte and Sarri has had a paralysing effect on Chelsea's transfer plans in a window already complicated by the World Cup and compressed by the Premier League's earlier deadline, set for August 9. Zola is expected to be named as Sarri's assistant should the club conclude protracted compensation negotiation...

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  • A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final
A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, who watched Belgium beat Brazil 2-0 in the quarter-finals, is also expected to attend the semi-final encounter. French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe shattered Leo Messi's World Cup dreams when he scored a brace in the quarterfinals of the tournaments when Argentina went head to head against France ...

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  • Croatia pin hopes on Modric for triumph
Croatia pin hopes on Modric for triumph

They were terrific in getting a two-goal lead against Brazil and then put in a mature second half display to hold off the fightback from their South American opponents. France withstood nine shots from Belgium as Hugo Lloris kept a clean sheet, and Deschamps credited his side's effort at the back. "I've got a amusing feeling that the momentum is...

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  • Southgate and Henderson preview Croatia
Southgate and Henderson preview Croatia

He is now trying to minimise potential distractions as his young team prepare to take the next step in their bid to repeat the 1966 World Cup triumph at home. With an average squad age of just over 26 and fewer combined caps than any other participating team, Southgate knows there is still plenty of room for improvement.

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  • Lewis Hamilton accused of 'crying like a girl' following collision at Silverstone
Lewis Hamilton accused of 'crying like a girl' following collision at Silverstone

Hamilton explained his decision to go straight to the podium cool-down room after the race, rather than stay in parc ferme for the top-three interviews, was because "I didn't have much to give at that time and needed to take a deep breath".

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  • Kyrgios on defensive after Wimbledon rules lesson from umpire
Kyrgios on defensive after Wimbledon rules lesson from umpire

Kyrgios resonded to Bartoli's broadside on social media. "Who are you to tell us how to do things, when you have no idea what we've been through?" The other three guys are, I think, still playing really good. "Grass is probably his least favourite surface". Kyrgios has said he is in a "happy" place at the moment at SW19 but his matches still d...

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  • Zverev battles past Fritz into Wimbledon's 3rd round
Zverev battles past Fritz into Wimbledon's 3rd round

Zverev then broke Fritz's serve three times in the deciding set to coast into the third round . "Yesterday was tough for several reasons, I had a stomach virus, went to bathroom at the end of the second set and threw up, and last night I didn't eat anything", he said.

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  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams in Wimbledon masterclass as Caroline Wozniacki crashes
Roger Federer, Serena Williams in Wimbledon masterclass as Caroline Wozniacki crashes

The Australian Open champion went out before the third round for the fourth time in seven years, losing 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation after complaining to the chair umpire about the insects that invaded No. The 6ft 10in American served a world-record 113 aces in his remarkable marathon against Nicolas Mahut in 2010, when...

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  • Fernando Hierro leaves job as Spain coach after World Cup exit
Fernando Hierro leaves job as Spain coach after World Cup exit

Hierro, 50, who replaced Julen Lopetegui as stand-in boss before Spain's doomed World Cup campaign has also turned down the option to return to his previous role of sports director. Before Enrique's last match as coach, Pique, a Barcelona mainstay, said: "He is one of the best coaches in history, we have won everything and these three years have ...

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  • Bride Watches World Cup Match Along With Guests At Her Wedding
Bride Watches World Cup Match Along With Guests At Her Wedding

That seems to be quite evident, with what he says, how the team are celebrating with each other - we're not seeing any bad stories. "Gareth Southgate has re-energised English football, as anyone who's been to a Walkabout to watch a match will tell you!" "I think a lot of the work that we've done with her has been prior to the tournament startin...

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  • Rohit ton, Pandya career-best give India T20I honours
Rohit ton, Pandya career-best give India T20I honours

Brief scores: India 201/3 in 18.4 overs ( Rohit Sharma 100 not out, Virat Kohli 43) beat England 198/9 in 20 overs ( Jason Roy 67, Jos Buttler 34; Hardik Pandya 4/38, Siddharth Kaul 2/35). MS Dhoni Becomes First Wicketkeeper to Take Five Catches in a T20I Match . However, Pandya reaped the rewards of it in a game-changing second spell wh...

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  • Belgium hold off Brazil in thriller to reach semis
Belgium hold off Brazil in thriller to reach semis

When Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were sent packing from the World Cup a week ago, the stage was set for Brazil's Neymar to take over the role of the tournament's true star. For the ensuing 45 minutes, the Belgian defense appeared impermeable, thwarting anything and everything Brazil through at them. Martinez went with an attack-minded ...

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

He looks to be a sure starter in the final. The match turned out to be very interesting. Pakistan bowlers made a decent comeback during the first innings to restrict Australia to a manageable total, after initially being taken for a lot of runs by the Australia openers.

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  • National Basketball Association free agency grades: Thunder to re-sign Raymond Felton
National Basketball Association free agency grades: Thunder to re-sign Raymond Felton

The Thunder reached the plateau after signing backup point guard Raymond Felton to a one-year deal. As of now, Bobby Marks of ESPN said the Thunder have $150 million in luxury tax. He's a career 41 percent shooter, including 33 percent from three-point range, as well as almost 79 percent from the free throw line. George, a five-time All-Star,...

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  • Tyler Honeycutt dies following gunfire exchange with police
Tyler Honeycutt dies following gunfire exchange with police

USA media report this was Honeycutt's residence in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. According to KTLA 5 Los Angeles local news , officers spoke with the suspect in person and through a cellphone while attempting to get him to surrender.

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  • Federer and Williams sisters advance at Wimbledon but Wozniacki crashes out
Federer and Williams sisters advance at Wimbledon but Wozniacki crashes out

After Makarova edged out a tight first set, the Dane looked to have recovered by producing the ideal response, taking the second set 6-1. Court played great. American Madison Keys has backed England to bring home the World Cup after becoming a supporter of the Three Lions during their round-of-16 victory over Colombia Tuesday.

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  • Gary Cahill tells fans not to worry about England's Belgium defeat
Gary Cahill tells fans not to worry about England's Belgium defeat

After that, if England weren't knocked out, we would've been up against Uruguay, Portugal, France, Argentina , Brazil, or Mexico. I thought England would beat Panama , but they did it in some style. The leading scorer in Russian Federation with five goals watched the match from the bench. So was Romelu Lukaku, who has scored four for Belgi...

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  • Verstappen wins in Austria as Vettel grabs lead in standings
Verstappen wins in Austria as Vettel grabs lead in standings

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso came home eighth for McLaren ahead of Monegasque rising star Charles Leclerc and his Ferrari-powered Sauber team-mate Marcus Ericsson. Nico Hulkenberg ("Reno") - 34 10. "My gearbox is gone", he told the team. Verstappen hit the front after Mercedes kept Hamilton out on track during a virtual safety auto period ...

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  • Serena Williams vs Viktoriya Tomova, Wimbledon 2018
Serena Williams vs Viktoriya Tomova, Wimbledon 2018

Bidding to win her first Grand Slam title since becoming a mother in September, seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams faces Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova later on Wednesday. "I want to be here to focus on tennis, not eating bugs". "I literally sat Olympia in my arms, and I talked to her, and we prayed about it", she said.

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  • Uruguay's Immovable Defence Against France's Unstoppable Attack
Uruguay's Immovable Defence Against France's Unstoppable Attack

The victor of the tie faces the victor of Belgium vs. Brazil in the World Cup semi final on Tuesday July 10. Led by captain Diego Godin, and including Jose Gimenez, Martin Caceres and Diego Laxalt, along with goalkeeper Fernando Muslera , Uruguay's defence have the joint-best record at the World Cup.

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  • England captain Eoin Morgan ready for India challenge
England captain Eoin Morgan ready for India challenge

Buttler carried stunning IPL form, which saw him hit five consecutive half-centuries for his franchise, into England's worldwide season, nailing his Test recall then starring against Australia in the ODI series. "No one can guarantee results, just wanting to win every session and every ball that we play". "Take away from this tour will obviousl...

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  • Watch Colombia Vs. England 2018 FIFA World Cup Live Stream
Watch Colombia Vs. England 2018 FIFA World Cup Live Stream

A miss from Mateus Uribe and a Jordan Pickford save from Carlos Bacca in the shootout proved to be Colombia's downfall and ensured England won a penalty shootout at a World Cup for the first time in its history. After both sets of players had just been spoken to, Kane was hauled down by Carlos Sanchez as the striker went up for a corner, ...

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  • After high of beating Spain, Russia must adapt for Croatia
After high of beating Spain, Russia must adapt for Croatia

Just as he did after Russia's 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the group stage, President Vladimir Putin called Cherchesov to congratulate the team on reaching the quarter-finals, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Spain opened the scoring in slightly fortuitous circumstances, with Marco Asensio, pretty much the only time he was relevant ...

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  • Who's saying what at the World Cup
Who's saying what at the World Cup

The victor of that tie will go on to face the victor of Monday's other game, which sees Belgium meet Japan in Rostov-on-Don (1800 GMT). " This is the Japanese dressing room after losing to Belgium in the 94′ minute ", wrote Federation Internationale de Football Association employee Priscilla Janssens on Twitter.

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  • LeBron doesn't have plans to meet with Cavs
LeBron doesn't have plans to meet with Cavs

And while he isn't reportedly scheduled to meet with the Cavaliers face-to-face now, there's always a chance it could still happen, although it was reported earlier by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that James isn't interested in flashy pitches from teams this time around.

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  • Wimbledon 2018 - Serena Williams decries frequency of drug tests
Wimbledon 2018 - Serena Williams decries frequency of drug tests

Last year, Williams earned $27million between prize money and endorsements, more than twice that of any other sportswoman. Serena Williams has shared inspiring words following her first-round Wimbledon win overnight - her first since becoming a mum past year.

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  • 76ers reportedly believe they could sign Kawhi Leonard long-term
76ers reportedly believe they could sign Kawhi Leonard long-term

Free agents can't sign contracts until July 6. That essentially eliminated the possibility of the Cavs trading James to the destination of his choice, only leaving teams with an abundance of cap space in contention to sign the NBA's best player.

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