• World Cup Group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds
World Cup Group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

A win against Morocco could see them top the group ahead of Portugal , depending on their result against Iran . And many still have everything to play for. If Iceland wins, the team with the better goal differential advances. If both Brazil and Switzerland win then the group victor could be decided by disciplinary records: Brazil have...

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  • Diego Maradona wants to meet Argentina players after Croatia shock
Diego Maradona wants to meet Argentina players after Croatia shock

Lionel Messi isn't supposed to exit the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the group stage. The 31-year-old is spending his summer working as World Cup a pundit for the BBC , and he has been pretty quick to pick holes in Ronaldo's achievements so far in Russian Federation.

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  • Ex-Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez ‘being eyed’ in federal, state investigation
Ex-Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez ‘being eyed’ in federal, state investigation

On Sunday, Adam Katz , Ramirez's agent, declined to comment, but said, "We hope to have something to say on Hanley Ramirez's behalf within the next several days". The Red Sox designated Ramirez for assignment last month and officially released him on June 1. McPhee made it clear that Ramirez has not been charged in the investigation.

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  • Furious Liverpool ace Salah ready to quit Egypt after disastrous World Cup
Furious Liverpool ace Salah ready to quit Egypt after disastrous World Cup

Salah will weigh up his future with Egypt in the coming weeks, but is fully focused on the final group game against Saudi Arabia on Monday. Salah was also granted honorary citizenship of Chechnya by Kadyrov, a ruler widely accused of human rights violations, on Saturday.

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  • Kohli backing his 'X-factor' spinners in England
Kohli backing his 'X-factor' spinners in England

He had suffered a neck injury during the latest edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). "I know when I am in good zone I play well". I've had a good practice and I am absolutely ready to go. "I am 100 percent ready to go". So my thinking is different when I go on tour as I try to literally to enjoy the country. "King Kohli" had an uncharact...

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  • Argentina fan who went missing in Kerala found dead
Argentina fan who went missing in Kerala found dead

Identified as Dinu Alex, the 30-year old was reported to have gone missing on Friday after the match that saw South Americans lose their second match in the group stage. His "suicide note" that he was leaving his house as he could not bear Argentina's defeat. "I am proceeding towards death and none is responsible". A close relative of Alex told I...

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  • England fans drink in rare World Cup joy
England fans drink in rare World Cup joy

John Stones headed in two goals and Jesse Lingard curled in another to ensure England goes into its Group G finale against Belgium level on points and with the same goal difference. "We wouldn't swap him for anyone in the tournament in terms of number nines". Incidentally, he is the first player to have scored a brace and a hattrick in his two ...

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  • Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland
Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland

Poland's hopes for play in the knockout round of the football World Cup in Russian Federation are over after being thrashed 0-3 by Colombia in the group stage on Sunday. Rodriguez's short corner eventually found Quintero, whose smart through ball back to Rodriguez gave him time and space to curl a flawless left-footed cross that Mina rose to...

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  • Nature Valley Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches quarter-finals in Birmingham
Nature Valley Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches quarter-finals in Birmingham

Muguruza said: "I just think it's a hard match". The Czech sealed victory on her first match point when the Australian world number 25 fluffed a smash. But what of her on-court relationship with the young Russian? We're not used to play super tiebreak. "I'm going to practice more to get ready for Wimbledon (in 11 days)".

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  • Swiss stir up controversy with 'double eagle' goal celebrations
Swiss stir up controversy with 'double eagle' goal celebrations

Stoke City's Shaqiri was born in Kosovo while Xhaka was born in Switzerland to a family from Kosovo. Arsenal's Xhaka and Shaqiri of Stoke - who are of Albanian-Kosovan heritage - celebrated their goals in the World Cup Group E win by putting their hands together to form a double-headed eagle, representative of the one on the Albanian flag.

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  • Bottas fastest at rainy French GP practice
Bottas fastest at rainy French GP practice

And Hamilton was happy with the double win. "I raced in the last French Grand Prix in 2008 and it is incredible to see so many people here and all the excitement for all of us". Verstappen ran wide at the first corner, taking avoiding action to dodge the crash between Vettel and Bottas, but was unable to find sufficient pace to threaten the fau...

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  • Kane joins Lineker and Hurst as England canter to biggest win
Kane joins Lineker and Hurst as England canter to biggest win

Fan zones up and down the country erupted into scenes of celebration after England hit six past Panama to progress to the last 16 of the World Cup . But those concerns disappeared when John Stones headed in from Kieran Trippier's corner. Bryan Robson has admitted that he doubted whether Jesse Lingard had the ability to succeed at Manchester...

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  • Mexico Sinks South Korea, Stay Perfect At 2018 World Cup
Mexico Sinks South Korea, Stay Perfect At 2018 World Cup

It's the 50th career worldwide goal for Hernandez, known as "Chicharito". While Mexico hasn't yet technically qualified for the last 16, if Sweden draws with or defeats Germany in the match now under way in Sochi, its spot in the second round will be confirmed.

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  • Vettel penalised after colliding with Bottas in French GP
Vettel penalised after colliding with Bottas in French GP

Grosjean was classified 10th after failing to set a time during Q3 thanks to the shunt on his first flying lap. "I'm so happy for England, it's a lovely Sunday", said Hamilton on team radio as he crossed the line, referencing England's commanding 6-1 victory over Panama in the football World Cup earlier in the day.

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  • Gareth Southgate Comments on Leaked Team Sheet Showing Alli Out, Rashford In
Gareth Southgate Comments on Leaked Team Sheet Showing Alli Out, Rashford In

The note also showed Marcus Rashford in attack in the place of Raheem Sterling , but Southgate shrugged off the accidental leak, insisting he was yet to make any final decision on tactics or selection. "Given that was just a squad list, it doesn't make any difference to us really". Southgate says we shouldn't read too much into this document...

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  • England beat South Africa by 121 runs
England beat South Africa by 121 runs

Devine smoked 73 from 48 balls, but the history was accomplished by Bates, who became the first White Fern to hit a T20 century as she unleashed, smiting 16 fours and three sixes for an unbeaten 124 off just 66 balls. Beaumont and Wyatt put on 147 for the first wicket and Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt refused to lose the momentum as the hosts pi...

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  • Brazil’s best to worst v Costa Rica
Brazil’s best to worst v Costa Rica

At first, referee Bjorn Kuipers gave the spot-kick but the incident was looked at again by VAR and, though Gonzalez did grab at Neymar's jersey as he slipped, the contact appeared minimal prior to the world's most expensive footballer hitting the deck.

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  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) - The Official Website of the ECB
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) - The Official Website of the ECB

Three balls later Willey induced an edge from Michael Neser and Buttler held the catch behind the stumps. Roy cracked his second century of the series, a brilliant 101 off 83 balls, to pave the way for England to make easy meat of Australia's 310-8, which had also featured hundreds for Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh.

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  • Blue Jays Pitcher Roberto Osuna Suspended for Domestic Violence Incident
Blue Jays Pitcher Roberto Osuna Suspended for Domestic Violence Incident

The league says Osuna has agreed not to appeal the suspension and he will participate in a confidential and comprehensive evaluation and treatment program supervised by the joint policy board of MLB and the players' association. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons spoke on the suspension before Friday's game. The next court date is July 9. Beyond that...

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  • Nick Kyrgios simulates sex act during Queen’s Club loss to Marin Cilic
Nick Kyrgios simulates sex act during Queen’s Club loss to Marin Cilic

I haven't played a lot of matches in the last couple of months. Amid repeated suggestions he had lost his desire for success since completing his career Grand Slam at the 2016 French Open, Djokovic has seemed to be searching for motivation in recent months.

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