• Lesser known facts about Rafael Nadal -- the 2018 French Open champion
Lesser known facts about Rafael Nadal -- the 2018 French Open champion

In 2007, he became the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win a hat-trick of Roland Garros titles. Slow starts have plagued Nadal in several of his matches this fortnight, most notably against 11th-Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals.

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  • USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup
USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

The North American bid beat competition from Morocco , which was hoping to become just the second African country to host soccer's biggest worldwide tournament. Bernier, who is employed by the Montreal Impact as a coach in its youth academy, said the arrival of the tournament in North America and potentially in Montreal will give a boost to...

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  • IND vs AFG 2018: Shikhar Dhawan Creates History in Afghanistan's Debut Test
IND vs AFG 2018: Shikhar Dhawan Creates History in Afghanistan's Debut Test

After the one-off Afghanistan Test match, Rahane has nothing to look forward to as he has been dropped from the limited-overs side which is going to United Kingdom first. On the eve of the historic match, Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai said his team faced sky-high expectations at home. India will not have Kohli by their side, and wi...

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  • Agent admits Martial has options as Spurs, Chelsea to pounce
Agent admits Martial has options as Spurs, Chelsea to pounce

Independent.ie have been told that Tottenham are eager to sign Martial and with United now struggling to find agreement with Spurs in their efforts to sign Belgian centre-back Toby Alderwiereld, the comments from Lamboley could pave the way for a deal that suits both clubs.

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  • South Africa clings on 42-39 to hand England another loss
South Africa clings on 42-39 to hand England another loss

Jones made light of the incident later in his post-match media conference. "I was just asking them where I could get a good bottle of Pinotage", the former Saracens boss told reporters. "We were almost very, very good, so hopefully we can string a few things together and get that 80 minute performance next week". "They said I can go find it myself"...

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  • Carlos Queiroz hits out at Nike for World Cup football boots issue
Carlos Queiroz hits out at Nike for World Cup football boots issue

Nike has announced it will not supply the Iranian national soccer team with footwear for the World Cup that starts later this week because of worldwide politics. Sports Illustrated reported most teams in the World Cup - an worldwide tournament played every four years - have a footwear sponsor. However, the company says it can not do so for th...

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  • Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wins in boxing comeback
Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wins in boxing comeback

Tyson Fury will now move on to bigger and better things with a fight at Windsor Park in August on the Carl Frampton under card his next stop but organisers will be hoping they don't get a repeat of these appalling scenes. Seferi has fought much of his career at welterweight, but if the 37-year-old's 2016 effort against Manuel Charr is an indicator,...

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  • United Target, Tottenham Back Toby Alderweireld Uncertain About Club Future
United Target, Tottenham Back Toby Alderweireld Uncertain About Club Future

Whoever United do end up signing, the MEN says that there will definitely be one centre-back leaving the club in the coming weeks with Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo all possible departures. Verratti has been a vital part of the PSG side in recent years and has developed in to one of the best midfielders in Europe sin...

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  • NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers
NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

Under previous rules, any participation in a game meant that a player's redshirt year, which offers them an extra year of competition at some point down the road, was used up. In what is becoming a landmark day for college football rule changes , the NCAA has altered its redshirt policy for the sport. "Redshirt football student-athletes are more l...

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  • Here are the cities that will be hosting the 2026 World Cup
Here are the cities that will be hosting the 2026 World Cup

The loss is Morocco's fifth in a World Cup bidding process after previous tries in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010. As it stands now, 60 games will be played in the United States, with Mexico and Canada hosting 10 each. Fifa's president, Gianni Infantino, looked opportunistically quick to immediately put himself forward for re-election next year, an...

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  • Spain sack coach one day to World Cup kick off
Spain sack coach one day to World Cup kick off

The chaos continued when it was reported U21 boss Albert Celades would take charge of the sinking ship in Russian Federation, only for RFEF director of football Fernando Hierro, a former Real defender, to be officially named as manager an hour later.

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  • Rumor: LeBron James, Chris Paul could team up with Rockets or Lakers
Rumor: LeBron James, Chris Paul could team up with Rockets or Lakers

After a sub-par performance in Game Three, Warriors guard Stephen Curry responded with a spectacular shooting night by scoring a game-high 37 points, while James had a team-high 23. "We won two championships". After playing alongside one and coaching against the other on so many occasions, the Dubs head coach knows just how great they both ar...

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  • FREE tacos Wednesday at Taco Bell
FREE tacos Wednesday at Taco Bell

The Golden State Warriors accomplished that twice against the Cleveland Cavaliers on their way to another championship. The Warriors downed the Cavaliers 4-0, capturing their third championship in four years. Taco Bell plans to honor its promise Wednesday, June 13 from 2 - 6 p.m.at participating locations across the country. Taco Bell will be h...

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  • Clippers Trying to Trade Up for Luka Doncic
Clippers Trying to Trade Up for Luka Doncic

Scotto added that Los Angeles could package their two first-round picks in the lottery along with Tobias Harris to move up in the draft later this month. The workout is expected to take place close to draft night, sources say. We go through the Clippers interest in Luka Doncic and the chances of them trading up to get him.

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  • Relief for Thomas who revels in Criterium du Dauphine win
Relief for Thomas who revels in Criterium du Dauphine win

Ireland's Daniel Martin ( UAE Team Emirates ) stayed in contention as he and France's Romain Bardet crossed the finish line together in third place, 23 seconds behind Thomas. "I made a good recovery though and I'm in good shape, ready for the next training block ahead of the Tour". Thomas came in second, managing to put further valuable secon...

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  • How Brazil are playing to their strengths with attacking setup
How Brazil are playing to their strengths with attacking setup

Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho also netted in a comfortable victory ahead of Brazil's opening World Cup game against Switzerland on Sunday. The forward was pelted with eggs and flower as he sat on the grass during training. The FIFA International Friendly between FIFA Friendly between France vs U.S.

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  • How will the 2026 World Cup vote work?
How will the 2026 World Cup vote work?

Russian organizers say they expect World Cup spending to exceed $11 billion, though that tally does not include undisclosed spending on some of the new city infrastructure and stadiums that will be used during the event. The expanded 2026 men's event, featuring 48 teams for the first time, will be played in 16 different cities - 10 in the US, plus ...

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  • US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup
US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

Earlier in the year, there were fears that opposition to US President Donald Trump could endanger the US-led bid for the 2026 World Cup, but those fears were allayed at the 68th Fifa Congress in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday. The country has competed in just one World Cup in its history, qualifying for the 1986 tournament and failing to collect a...

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  • The keys to Griezmann's imminent announcement
The keys to Griezmann's imminent announcement

The France global, who is in Russian Federation for the World Cup, joined Monaco in 2015 from Caen and made his worldwide debut in November 2016. While Liverpool and Arsenal have been interested in signing him again this summer, with Chelsea also said to be keen, none of the Premier League clubs have made a concrete offer.

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  • Raptors hiring Nurse to replace Casey
Raptors hiring Nurse to replace Casey

Ujiri called the decision to fire Casey "difficult but necessary" following the Raptors' loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round, the third time in as many years they've been eliminated at the hands of LeBron James and the Cavs.

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