• West Ham land club-record Diop signing
West Ham land club-record Diop signing

Fabianski has played 45 times for Poland, but is their backup goalkeeper in Russian Federation where Juventus's Wojciech Szczesny was chosen to start in their opening game, a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Senegal. West Ham's newly appointed director of football, Mario Husillos said: "Issa is a player with fantastic potential who has already shown gre...

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  • Russian Federation vs Saudi Arabia
Russian Federation vs Saudi Arabia

One of these mistakes led to the second goal in the 43rd minute, when Zobnin found Cheryshev in the box, and after a handsome feint, the 27-year old midfielder hammered the ball into the net. Saudi coach Juan Antonio Pizzi made a change after 63 minutes, bringing winger Fahad Al Muwallad on for midfielder Abdullah Otayf, and Russia's Stani...

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  • Captain Ki happy to get tough on South Korea
Captain Ki happy to get tough on South Korea

His moment to shine came less than five minutes into the second half. "We really wanted to win this game". Thousands of "Red Devils" South Korean fans, many clad in the team's signature scarlet and chanting "Go Korea!" gathered at major thoroughfares and football stadiums across the country to watch the opening game.

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  • Rashford should replace Sterling for Panama game, says Carragher
Rashford should replace Sterling for Panama game, says Carragher

He had to guide his header in, and it was a superb finish under intense pressure in the final minute of a World Cup game. Yes, they scored a late goal and you can say "a win is a win" but that's a problem because I believe in performances when you are playing against a lesser team.

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  • Argentina must understand the big difference between Messi and Maradona, says Crespo
Argentina must understand the big difference between Messi and Maradona, says Crespo

The Barcelona star turns 31-years-old on Sunday, which means this World Cup could be his last chance. Along with Croatia and Nigeria within the group, the South American face an uphill battle if their entire squad can't raise their level to help Messi thrive within the talented squad.

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  • NZ's Barrett, Fifita out of third France test with concussion
NZ's Barrett, Fifita out of third France test with concussion

In accordance with World Rugby's disciplinary process, Fall's red card hearing was heard by an Independent Judicial Committee comprising Adam Casselden SC (Chairman), David Croft (Ex-Australian and Queensland Reds player) and John Langford (Ex-Australian, ACT Brumbies and Munster player).

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

Spain could be set to field an unchanged XI against Iran from the team that drew 3-3 with Portugal in their opening World Cup match. With Iran sitting top of Group B following their 1-0 win over Morocco and determined to produce the game of their lives, Spain can ill afford to slip-up.

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  • Mexico's Marquez in 'great shape' at fifth career World Cup
Mexico's Marquez in 'great shape' at fifth career World Cup

Germany lost to Mexico after winning just one of their previous six matches, a 2-1 warm-up against Saudi Arabia, but Neuer believes Germany will still be able to succeed. We have talked a lot. The Bayern Munich goalkeeper revealed that the players were missing the belief that saw them lift the title in Brazil four years ago and wants the tea...

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  • Non-collegiate players unlikely to be in National Basketball Association draft green room this year
Non-collegiate players unlikely to be in National Basketball Association draft green room this year

Slovenian teen star Luka Doncic has elevated to the forefront of the Atlanta Hawks' internal discussions on the third overall pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, league sources told ESPN. The scout said: "If they use him the right way, it's going to be real hard for him to fail". You put him in a ball screen, middle of the...

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  • Japan fans clean up after themselves in the stands against Colombia
Japan fans clean up after themselves in the stands against Colombia

While Japan's task was made easier by Carlos Sanchez's red card, Nishino got his tactics spot on, with an energetic pressing game and fluid link-up play from midfielders Shinji Kagawa and Takashi Inui. Japan has also been getting in on the action and scoured the stadium, row by row, to ensure the Mordovia Arena in Saransk was clean . And then S...

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  • ICC Announces Plan For World Test Championship, 13-Team ODI League
ICC Announces Plan For World Test Championship, 13-Team ODI League

There are two World T20 championships in the next future tours program, in 2020 in Australia and another the following year, which replaces the scrapped 2021 Champions Trophy. The FTP, covering all men's global cricket from 2018 to 2023, is the first to incorporate the new one-day worldwide and Test structures, with the former providing automatic...

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

After the round, Mickelson said he knew exactly what he was doing and that he didn't mean any disrespect, even telling people who were offended to "toughen up". I have had multiple times where I've wanted to do that. He then two-putted for 10, with the penalty. "I don't know if I was able to save a shot or not".

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  • Hornets trading Howard to Nets
Hornets trading Howard to Nets

Dwight Howard is coming to Brooklyn. According to former player-turned-analyst Brendan Haywood, the Hornets locker room had just about had it with Howard's antics. Howard will suit up for his third team in three seasons, becoming somewhat of an National Basketball Association journeyman after being a staple in Orlando during the start of his career...

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  • Plane carrying Saudi Arabia's World Cup team catches fire
Plane carrying Saudi Arabia's World Cup team catches fire

Saudi Arabia's World Cup campaign begun on poor note as they went down to hosts Russian Federation 5-0 in the opening match of the 2018 edition. Replays show that the Uruguay centurion has a point but the goal-kick stands and Saudi Arabia have possession.

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  • Lord Sugar's 'apology' faces backlash following 'racist' tweet about Senegal team
Lord Sugar's 'apology' faces backlash following 'racist' tweet about Senegal team

Senegal won their opening match of the World Cup thanks to a 1-2 win over Poland. Although in his opinion he actually meant that they were "multi-tasking resourceful chaps", but it did not go down well with social media users who accused him of being racist.

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  • Gregg Popovich went to SD to meet Leonard, report says
Gregg Popovich went to SD to meet Leonard, report says

Leonard reportedly maintains a desire to play in Los Angeles, preferably with the Lakers. Leonard - who played just nine games last season - was one of the top players in the National Basketball Association in 2016-17, where he averaged 25.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

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  • England's Harry Kane wants to be 'best in the world'
England's Harry Kane wants to be 'best in the world'

A picture of the tattoo was subsequently shared on social media, prompting a mixed response from fellow Twitter users. Group G - Tunisia vs England - Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia - June 18, 2018 England's Harry Kane celebrates after the match.

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  • Ronaldo Seeks Encore Against Morocco
Ronaldo Seeks Encore Against Morocco

Saudi Arabia is winless in the World Cup since 1994, and the team was routed 5-0 by host nation Russian Federation in the opening game of the tournament. He said: "Even if you want to draw up plans for Ronaldo, he always finds a way out or makes a difference or puts his team back on the right track".

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal are not a one-man team - Fernando Santos
Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal are not a one-man team - Fernando Santos

Renard's side head into Wednesday's match in Moscow in need of a positive result, having been beaten 1-0 by Iran in their opening Group B match , but Renard accepts stopping Ronaldo could prove an impossible task. One week in and this is already gearing up to be Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup. Defender Pepe said: "He is so humble on the pitch...

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  • Neymar limps out of Brazil World Cup 2018 training
Neymar limps out of Brazil World Cup 2018 training

The Paris-Saint Germain forward looked in fine fettle while taking part in a warm-up drill but quickly pulled up and was unable to continue. "He will be fresh, we are a little concerned that he hasn't played some games in the last few months, but Neymar is so talented he knows to handle the situation".

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