• France vs Australia penalty: Griezmann scores from hugely controversial VAR penalty
France vs Australia penalty: Griezmann scores from hugely controversial VAR penalty

In a moment that will go down in the World Cup history books, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology was used to award a penalty for the first time in the tournament as France clinched a 2-1 win over Australia at Kazan Arena. And within a minute, his side took the lead when Pogba's effort clipped a defender before bouncing off the bar...

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  • Dhawan ton puts India in control in Afghanistan's test debut
Dhawan ton puts India in control in Afghanistan's test debut

Throwing off his sluggish start, Vijay also showed up in the second hour hitting a huge six off Mujeeb and also struck six fours in his 72-ball innings. No wonder the iconic CLR James line is still so relevant "What do they know of Cricket who only Cricket Know". The batting department seems settled with the likes of Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan ,...

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  • FPJ's dream XI predictions for Argentina and Iceland
FPJ's dream XI predictions for Argentina and Iceland

Argentina enters this game with a healthy 23 players, but that isn't without some tension and question marks. "I don't have any magic formula". Argentina scrapped their way to World Cup qualification, confirming their place in Russian Federation on the final match-day of South American qualification.

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  • Argentina’s Jorge Sampaoli goes old school for Iceland test
Argentina’s Jorge Sampaoli goes old school for Iceland test

Iceland will be looking to neutralize the attack of Lionel Messi , the captain and goal-scorer for Argentina; he has 64 goals for the national team since joining it 14 years ago. Iceland may be the smallest country ever to qualify for a World Cup, but Sampaoli was not underestimating his opponents. I have gone for Argentina to beat Icelan...

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  • Edmonton likely to host matches, as North America wins bid
Edmonton likely to host matches, as North America wins bid

So which North American cities and stadiums made the list? Following Wednesday's vote, Morocco's King Mohammed VI spoke to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani by phone, and al-Thani promised to support any 2030 bid by Morocco, the Moroccan royal office said in a statement.

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  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard Expects to Sign Contract Extension
Spurs' Kawhi Leonard Expects to Sign Contract Extension

According to Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard are attempting to arrange a meeting in hopes of repairing the issues that may exist between the former NBA Finals MVP and the only franchise for which he has played.

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  • Justin Langer talks ball-tampering, culture ahead of ODI series
Justin Langer talks ball-tampering, culture ahead of ODI series

Though Paine is lacking five first-team players and Australia have lost 11 of their last 12 completed one-day internationals away from home, he and the new head coach, Justin Langer , are hoping the hunger of fringe players desperate to force their way into the plans for next year's World Cup comes to the fore here.

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  • Iran stun Morocco with stoppage-time own goal
Iran stun Morocco with stoppage-time own goal

A draw would not have been a good result for either side as they aim to upset the odds in a group which also contains Spain and Portugal, but it was the least that Morocco deserved having dominated the match for long periods. The best chance of the first half fell to Iran's Sardar Azmoun , though, who bore down on goal after latching onto Omid...

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  • Manchester City start defence of title against Arsenal
Manchester City start defence of title against Arsenal

Full of hope before the 9am announcement, many were left in a grump after discovering that the Gunners must face defending champions Manchester City and 2017 winners Chelsea in their first two games. Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated game next season will not be the Manchester derby, but the first clash between City and Liverpool at Anfi...

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  • Iran have chance of beating Morocco: Carlos Queiroz
Iran have chance of beating Morocco: Carlos Queiroz

Nike announced they have been forbidden from providing football boots to Iran's squad during the tournament, on account of sanctions imposed against the country by the United States. Renard said: "We feel very lucky to be here and we have major teams to face". Despite bowing out at the group stage four years ago, Iran returned home with pride...

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  • India seal massive win after wickets tumble
India seal massive win after wickets tumble

But Test cricket is a completely different ball game, we have a lot of time and we'll work on our weaknesses". The Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Oval in 1896 had also seen 24 wickets fall on Day 2. "That's what I will take away from this game, players see that now and it's not just telling them that how tough Test cricket ...

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  • Kawhi Leonard Has Lakers Atop Trade List
Kawhi Leonard Has Lakers Atop Trade List

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported in June that Leonard and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich would meet to try to fix the relationship. Check back for frequent updates. Leonard played in just nine games this season and averaged 16.2 points, 2.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds. Leonard has Los Angeles - preferably the Lakers - at the center of his prefe...

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  • U.S. Open 2018: Leaderboard updates, streaming
U.S. Open 2018: Leaderboard updates, streaming

He then parred the No. 10 hole and his round seemed to be taking decent shape. But fans hoping to see a European victory in the group were quickly given a reality check as McIlroy dropped six shots in four holes. Open and the difficulty of the Shinnecock Hills course . "Just tried to do a little too much and it bit me", Spieth said. Dustin ...

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  • Luis Suarez set for first World Cup game since biting Giorgio Chiellini
Luis Suarez set for first World Cup game since biting Giorgio Chiellini

The 62-year-old Argentine Cuper added: "Salah is very good and he's recovered very quickly". " World Cup Stream freezes after 10 secs, any fix?" "We have talked a lot about that", Moutinho told reporters ahead of Friday's opening match against Spain.

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  • Man Utd On Alert As Bayern Confirm Star May Leave
Man Utd On Alert As Bayern Confirm Star May Leave

Boateng has Premier League experience having played for rivals Manchester City for the 2010-11 season and may well have a point. The burly centre-back was a key player when Germany won the 2014 World Cup and is set to add to his 71 global appearances in Sunday's Group F opener against Mexico in Moscow.

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  • Russian Federation under pressure in opener against Saudi Arabia
Russian Federation under pressure in opener against Saudi Arabia

Artem Dzyuba was also on target a minute after coming on as a 70th-minute substitute and Aleksandr Golovin completed a memorable day by smashing in a free kick with the last action of the game. The result equalled the best in a World Cup opening game - Brazil beat Mexico 5-0 in Geneva in 1954 - and watching Russian President Vladimir Putin wasted ...

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  • Porter likely to use Friday for medical exam
Porter likely to use Friday for medical exam

Porter has received considerable interest from teams drafting in the lottery, but there have been concerns about his medicals. Porter Jr. injured the L-3 and L-4 discs in his spine in his first collegiate game at Missouri and needed a surgery that wiped out most of his only collegiate season.

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  • Celtics' Irving coy on possible reunion with LeBron
Celtics' Irving coy on possible reunion with LeBron

Irving said he wouldn't be opposed to playing with James again. So while the Celtics guard believes his upcoming movie, Uncle Drew , will provide strong comedy for a wide range of viewers, he still examined the film with an eye for what he could have improved.

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  • Rangers sign Croatian defender Katic
Rangers sign Croatian defender Katic

And Katic has explained how much of a role Gerrard played in influencing his decision to move to Ibrox. He is set to return to Roma this summer but he is not expected to be big part of their plans moving forward and the club are prepared to let him go in the ongoing window.

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  • Driver Power Rankings after 2018 FireKeepers Casino 400 — NASCAR Cup Series
Driver Power Rankings after 2018 FireKeepers Casino 400 — NASCAR Cup Series

Rain halted the race not long after that, giving Bowyer his second win of the year. Elliott and McMurray were in Chevrolet Camaros. Busch won his second NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season Friday at Michigan International Speedway, posting a lap of 203.361 miles per hour in his No.

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