• First Royal Ascot winner for Harrington
First Royal Ascot winner for Harrington

Not until the blue-blooded filly Alpha Centauri hit the turf with a performance that made her a serious Breeders' Cup contender. "I repeatedly say I've had more cracks at it than he (Cecil) did as the five-day meeting has not been going for that long".

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  • Lionel Messi: Barcelona star told to be more like Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi: Barcelona star told to be more like Cristiano Ronaldo

But he also acknowledged more is expected of the team and that they need to step up in almost every phase in order to have a chance of moving on. In contrast to Ronaldo's four goals, Messi is yet to get off the mark as Argentina have drawn with Iceland and lost to Croatia, leaving them needing a win against Nigeria to keep their hopes of maki...

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  • Former Boston Red Sox star Hanley Ramirez under investigation for drug probe
Former Boston Red Sox star Hanley Ramirez under investigation for drug probe

Former Red Sox player Hanley Ramirez was never under investigation in connection to a fentanyl ring, according to a new report that says a man who was arrested on drug charges attempted to use Ramirez's name to avoid an arrest. The police asked Ramirez for permission to open the box and he agreed. The Red Sox reiterated on Friday, in th...

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  • Borna Coric defeats Roger Federer to win Gerry Weber Open
Borna Coric defeats Roger Federer to win Gerry Weber Open

Federer, 36, was bidding to win the event for the 10th time and secure his 99th career title heading into Wimbledon next week. Federer responded by applying further pressure on Coric's serve in the second set before converting a break point in the eighth game to force a decider.

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  • South Korea without Ki for Germany showdown
South Korea without Ki for Germany showdown

The Swedish soccer team rallied around midfielder Jimmy Durmaz after he was subjected to a torrent of racist abuse and death threats following his mistake in Sweden's defeat to Germany in the FIFA World Cup on Saturday. The Swedish Football Association called the abuse directed at Durmaz "unpleasant and very upsetting", and said it had re...

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  • Sweden players take stand against racism after Jimmy Durmaz abuse
Sweden players take stand against racism after Jimmy Durmaz abuse

It didn't just come from the fact that Kroos had. Kroos curled in a superb strike from an indirect free kick to grab the three points for the four-times world champions who are now level with Sweden in Group F on three points and behind Mexico who have six.

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  • Mohamed Salah considering retiring from Egypt duty over controversy with Ramzan Kadyrov
Mohamed Salah considering retiring from Egypt duty over controversy with Ramzan Kadyrov

Mohamed Salah is reportedly considering whether to quit global football after being publicly blasted for posing with Ramzan Kadyrov for a picture. Mohamed Salah is considering his worldwide future with Egypt, a source has told ESPN FC, due to his unhappiness at being drawn into a political row during his stay in Chechnya with his national te...

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  • Kohli expects team to be good travellers
Kohli expects team to be good travellers

I would rather be like this as I needed to be fresh for the tour. "People on the outside may not be able to see the small things that happen in a Test or series". "You may have the ability, but if you're fit, you can enhance the ability". While the squad for the Tests is yet to be named, there was a minor change to the squad for the ODIs, when Am...

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  • Missing Messi fan’s body found in Kerala river
Missing Messi fan’s body found in Kerala river

A search was on for Dinu Alex, missing since he left his home after Argentina suffered a 0-3 rout against Croatia. Lionel Messi-led team is banking on their match against Nigeria which they have to win by all means to redeem their chances of proceeding to round 16.

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  • Toni Kroos brings off late miracle for Germany to stun Sweden
Toni Kroos brings off late miracle for Germany to stun Sweden

It was an unfortunate incident but what he did very well was this free kick in the dying minutes. "Of course this was a thriller, full of emotions and a roller coaster ride right up to the final whistle". "I told them to keep their calm in the next 45 minutes and to not start panicking and try to work long, high balls but to continue with short p...

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  • Ricciardo intrigued by possible McLaren, Renault moves
Ricciardo intrigued by possible McLaren, Renault moves

Red Bull power broker Helmut Marko knows the 28-year-old, who is off-contract at the end of the season, is in high demand. "Lewis said he knew that Mercedes would develop like that". As far as comments on it, I haven't been presented anything which says that . "Whether that's something gets put down on paper, but the discussions will start t...

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  • Simeone's supposed WhatsApp voice message: 'Messi and Ronaldo, who do you choose?'
Simeone's supposed WhatsApp voice message: 'Messi and Ronaldo, who do you choose?'

Fabregas believes Messi struggles for his country because he doesn't have the same understanding or quality around him like he does at Barcelona. "I think so because the pressure is different to Barcelona". Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said Argentina look lost and have no leadership after the 3-0 loss to Croatia which left them on the verg...

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  • Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama
Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama

Sunday's game at a pulsating Nizhny Novgorod stadium left the shell-shocked Central Americans out of their debut tournament with nine goals conceded. It also eliminated Tunisia. Job done, Kane made way for Jamie Vardy for most of the second half, able to reflect on the biggest win of the tournament so far, England's biggest in any World Cup, and ...

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  • Colombia annihilates Poland in 3-0 win
Colombia annihilates Poland in 3-0 win

We lost to a very strong team and this is something we have to accept. Poland is coming off a 2-1 defeat to a Senegal side making its second World Cup appearance ever. Adam Nawalka's charges drifted worryingly heading towards the interval and Colombia made them pay on the 40-minute mark having caught the Eagles cold at a corner, much to the...

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  • Argentina players stage coup against Jorge Sampaoli before Nigeria clash
Argentina players stage coup against Jorge Sampaoli before Nigeria clash

The Super Eagles have never defeated Argentina at the FIFA World Cup , although they beat the South Americans in a friendly in Russian Federation last November. Ergo, in six World Cup appearances, Musa has two multi-goal games in comparison to Ronaldo (15 matches) and Messi (15 matches). The earliest Nigeria can come up against Ronaldo's P...

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  • Australia loses final ODI against England to suffer series whitewash
Australia loses final ODI against England to suffer series whitewash

Struggling at 114-8, England looked finished before Buttler and Adil Rashid shared a ninth-wicket partnership of 81. Earlier, off-spinner Ali took an ODI best four for 46 as England , the number one-ranked side in this format, dismissed world champions Australia , who won the toss, for 205 inside 35 overs.

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  • World of Outlaws star Jason Johnson dies at 41 after wreck
World of Outlaws star Jason Johnson dies at 41 after wreck

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Johnson crashed on the 18th lap while racing for the lead with eventual victor Daryn Pitman. Johnson's auto flipped and went through billboards outside Turn 3, according to witnesses at the track and watching the live webcast.

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  • Sweden’s Jimmy Durmaz subjected to racist abuse after Germany defeat
Sweden’s Jimmy Durmaz subjected to racist abuse after Germany defeat

Kroos's stunning free-kick five minutes into added time in Sochi sealed a 2-1 win to keep alive Germany's flagging hopes following defeat to Mexico in their opening Group F match. Khedira was also benched following a forgettable performance against Mexico for the world champions, with Marco Reus and Sebastian Rudy named in the starting XI.

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  • FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Xhaka, Shaqiri
FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Xhaka, Shaqiri

The two players, Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka , made a gesture that evokes the double-headed eagle of the Albanian flag after scoring goals in the match in the Russian city of Kaliningrad. Kosovo only got FIFA approval in 2016 but before then, the country's football authorities had tried to get Shaqiri, Behrami and Xhaka to play for them.

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  • Hamilton happy with French GP pole despite 'so-so' qualifying
Hamilton happy with French GP pole despite 'so-so' qualifying

Lewis Hamilton won the French Grand Prix , the first the country has held for 10 years, with a controlled and dominant run from pole for Mercedes . Raikkonen said he was "a bit blocked with all the mayhem" at the start, but made a decent recovery. "I think today sums my season, so far - it was really not my day", he said.

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