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Wimbledon: Anderson defeats Isner in 6-hour thriller

In the second semi-final also at Centre Court , world No 1 Rafael Nadal takes on three-time victor, Novak Djokovic . Nadal won the match 5-7, 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 in 4hr 47min. "I mean, it's just who's going to outlast each other", said Anderson, a 32-year-old from South Africa who is seeking his first major trophy. The victor of the match will face off against the victor of John Isner and Kevin Anderson .

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I'll get a forehead tattoo if Croatia win tournament, jokes Ivan Rakitic

We've raised expectation but that is OK because we've also raised belief. Suker, now the president of the Croatian Football Federation, netted six goals in seven matches. Also England wants to become third. "The youth and enthusiasm of the team propelled them back into the minds of their public", said Southgate. It meant we were able to correct numerous errors to our game which we showed in those friendlies.

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Ostapenko blasts past Cibulková to reach semis

I'm going to practise tomorrow, recover and get ready for the semi-finals'. In a testament to her remarkable longevity, the former world number one has now made at least one Grand Slam final for the last 12 years. A relaxed, and arguably not even 100 per cent fit, Serena has proved just as unsafe, picking up where she left off two years ago when walking away with a seventh Wimbledon title.

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Roger Federer stunned at Wimbledon by Kevin Anderson

He was also the oldest first-time finalist at a major since Niki Pilic at the 1973 French Open. Anderson had never taken a set off Federer in the four times he had played him. Djokovic is a 12-time major champion who's been in something of a rut, due to right elbow troubles that lasted more than a year until he finally had surgery in February.

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England - Croatia: the main defender of "Dnepr" may miss the match

In England's class of 2018, free kicks, corners and wide crosses are mostly provided by England's wing backs, Young and Kieran Trippier, and they are proving tough to defend. "The Local Organising Committee is happy with the way things have gone so far", the 46-year-old said in Moscow in the company of Colin Smith, Fifa's chief tournament and events officer.

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France peaking perfectly as they head to World Cup final

Twelve years after one of soccer's most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday in the first of the all-European semi-finals. "I still look back on it as an incredible life experience and to be involved with it, I just needed a bit of time to get over it". And going back to England , I have to give a special mention to Harry Maguire .

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Eden is more of a Hazard than Mbappe

There will be plenty of exciting attacking talent on show when France face Belgium , which should make for an eventful encounter. "For me Kylian Mbappe is the best player in the French selection", Vermaelen told reporters. He has lived through great moments in the blue jersey. "He holds the record for goals scored and has the second most caps - he did leave a mark on the history of Les Bleus ".

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Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone

Vettel had been suffering with neck pains on Saturday and was at one point a doubt for taking part in the session. "It was interesting tactics, I'll say, on their side, so we'll do everything we can to fight them in the next race". "And in a flawless world, I would have had new tires - but it wasn't that kind of day for me", Hamilton said. Bottas would assume the lead from Vettel, with Hamilton now third.

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Croatia Ready To Fight Until End - Mandzukic

Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic ensured fans in his hometown had plenty to drink as they watched them qualify for the World Cup semis, Daily Mail reports. But this time around, the Didier Deschamps tutored squad looks fired up to go for broke as they seek to emulate the class of France '98 squad of which Deschamps was the World Cup winning captain.

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England confirm interesting kit choice for World Cup semi-final with Croatia

With the exception of Villarreal midfielder Denis Cheryshev and Club Brugge goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov, all members of Russia's 23-man squad play in their struggling domestic league. Some of these notes, including 100-rouble bills in tribute to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and the World Cup , are in circulation and in high demand among collectors.

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FIFA 2018: Croatia looking to seize the moment against Russia

With players such as world-class midfielder Luka Modric and a string of top-level forwards including Mario Mandzukic , Ante Rebic , Andrej Kramaric and Ivan Perisic , Zlatko Dalic's team scored at least two goals in each of their three group matches, including firing three past hapless Argentina.

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Wenger Tips France, Brazil, England To Win World Cup

When the mood turns, I often find myself consulting the odds . Both of the latter nations have raised the World Cup trophy at least once; France most recently in 1998. The team had practised penalties in a bid to overcome their poor record, having exited major tournaments following shoot-out defeats against Germany, Argentina and Portugal.

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England fans pour onto the streets of Bristol after win

For more than 40 minutes after Tuesday's match, the English sang, bounced and danced with joy, stopping only briefly to acknowledge England manager Gareth Southgate when he came out to thank them. "Bring them on. majority have respect for us and we feel secure regardless of who we meet", striker Marcus Berg told reporters as he looked ahead to the last-eight encounter in Samara on Saturday.

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Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup

Or, to put it another way, France's vanquishing of Argentina is the third most watched World Cup game so far behind Uruguay v. Portugal and Germany v. The 31-year-old snubbed reporters as he arrived at Barcelona airport on Sunday as his partner Antonella Roccuzzo waited outside to collect him in a Range Rover.

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Mexico Star Lashes Out At Neymar's Play-Acting

Neymar scored one goal and created another as his increasingly impressive Brazil side overpowered the Mexicans 2-0 in sweltering conditions. When it comes to Neymar, if you blink, you invariably miss it. "But it really is pathetic when he is rolling around as if he is in agony". "In the coming days the bosses will take a decision and I will take mine".

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Iniesta after Spain farewell: 'That's life'

The match finished 1-1 after extra-time, Artem Dzyuba's 41st-minute penalty cancelling out Sergei Ignashevich's early own goal, and it was Russian Federation who emerged winners when goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved spot-kicks from Koke and Iago Aspas.

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Cousins’ signing makes Warriors heavy National Basketball Association title favorites

The only good news for the rest of the league is that Cousins won't be in the lineup until December or January. But a brutal Achilles injury this past season and concerns about his attitude left Cousins with no legitimate offers. That win was the Pelicans' seventh in the previous eight contests. The Spurs have the final say on where the swingman will ultimately end up, and they don't feel obliged to grant Leonard's dream trade scenario.

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No information on Edinson Cavani's injury, says Uruguay coach

The Atletico Madrid pair of Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez will be charged with keeping Ronaldo quiet, and Portugal coach Fernando Santos warned his side not to expect their captain to win the tie on his own for the European champions.

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LeBron James to join Lakers for $154 million over 4 years

Riley, the Miami Heat president, coached Magic - the current Lakers president - and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to four National Basketball Association championships in the 1980s. In a lengthy statement thanking James, Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert said: "Words do not express the meaning and the feeling this accomplishment brought to the people of Northeast Ohio".

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LeBron James signs $154M deal with Lakers

In signing James, his longtime nemesis Lance Stephenson and Warriors center JaVale McGee on Sunday, the Lakers bought themselves into contention. Paul informed the Cavs on Friday morning that the four-time MVP would not opt in to the final year of his contract; James was scheduled to make $35.6 million in 2018-19.

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Croatia reaches World Cup quarterfinals with shootout win over Denmark

So after another lively affair how did the players rate? Alongside Schmeichel both 'keepers enjoyed formidable performances during a tense penalty shoot-out. 81' - Substitution: Croatia's Josip Pivaric replaces an injured Ivan Strinic. However, it proved a false dawn as the spectacle faded with both sides choosing caution as their priority given the rare chance to reach the last eight.

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Cisse: I can't ask my players to not receive yellow cards

Later, May came back to Michel to offer the England shirt, saying it was "the equalizer", Downing St. said. England managed only two shots on goal and earned just 47 percent of possession. "So I'm embarrassed by the way they were happy to just accept the loss", said Makiko Totsuka, a 30-year-old musician who watched with her friends in a bar.

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‘Strange match’ awaits England and Belgium

England's impressive start in Russian Federation means they are already within sight of their record for goals at a World Cup . Whoever comes second would also play two of the three knockout rounds to the final in the comfort of Moscow - where Belgium have their camp - whereas the victor faces thousands of air miles taking in Rostov-on-Don, Kazan and St.

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England 6 Panama 1 - Ruthless Three Lions a class above

Having only Ruben Loftus-Cheek booked may end up boosting England's hopes of topping Group G. They are level on points, goal difference and goals scored with Thursday's opponents Belgium - who would reportedly rather finish as runners-up - meaning fair- play criteria could decide the group.

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Nigeria Vs Argentina, 26 June

And he will hope his showing against the Vikings help him tie down a starting spot on Tuesday. Argentina and global star Lionel Messi head home from the 2018 World Cup with a draw or loss against Nigeria in a critical Group D matchup that gets underway Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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Messi backed by Sampaoli to deliver for Argentina when it matters most

Argentina's best bet is to score first and control the dynamic, forcing Nigeria to push forward and allowing Argentina to find Messi on the break. While Iceland boss Heimir Hallgrimsson claimed the men Dalic picks in the absence of the stars will be motivated to prove themselves, the decision has incurred the displeasure of the other two teams fighting to progress to the knockout stages.

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Spain wary of Moroccan surprise in group finale

Caceres consulted with VAR to award Portugal a penalty for Morteza Pouraliganji's foul on Ronaldo , Europe's highest global goalscorer, amid vociferous protests from the Iranians and their numerous supporters at the Mordovia Arena . "We know both teams, the football gods will decide". Senegal plays Colombia, and Japan plays Poland, at 10:00 a.m. "The people deserve to know what are the rules of the game because this is a game of the people", Queiroz said, adding that if he is indeed ...

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Spieth praises US Open champion Koepka

Fleetwood must console himself with a cheque for $1.2m and a share of history. But after almost equalling the best ever round in a major of 62 he was pleased with his day's work. It's amusing though, when you finish, you always feel like you're going to be just short [of winning]. Yes, it drove him insane not to play, especially not being able to compete.

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Southgate plays down team leak ahead of Sunday's Panama clash

Sterling's finishing was far from clinical in the opening game, but he contributed by simply being on the pitch, creating space because so many defenders were focused on swarming him every time he touched the ball. The publication of the team sheet prompted a spat between the England camp and the media. But thanks for being with us, and make sure stay with us for live minute-by-minute commentary of Panama vs England .

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Russia on brink of next stage after defeating Egypt 3-1

A strong run from Mohamed Abdel Shafy inside Russia's half was capped off with a good pass to Mohsen who left the ball for Mohamed Salah to receive. The score was opened two minutes into the second half, when a ball cannoned by Russia's Roman Zobnin ricocheted off Egypt's Ahmed Fathi into the right corner of the Egyptian net.