• Australia’s Ben Simmons crowned NBA Rookie of the Year
Australia’s Ben Simmons crowned NBA Rookie of the Year

Mitchell and other critics were vocal in questioning whether Simmons should be eligible for the award. Ben Simmons is congratulated after receiving his Rookie of the Year award. "I'd say the greatest memory or moment was finishing my season", Simmons said. The award is decided by members of the United States and Canadian sports media.

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  • Stephen Curry hilariously chimes in on James Harden winning NBA MVP
Stephen Curry hilariously chimes in on James Harden winning NBA MVP

He bested 4-time MVP LeBron James and Defensive Player of the Year candidate Anthony Davis in the MVP shortlist . The 79-year-old former guard who starred at Crispus Attucks High in Indianapolis and in college at Cincinnati before going to the National Basketball Association said it's time for players to speak out about politics and educatio...

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  • Messi will star for the good of Argentina - Sampaoli
Messi will star for the good of Argentina - Sampaoli

Reports from the Argentina camp say the Albiceleste have passed a vote of no confidence in their Manager, Jorge Sampaoli and have elected the big players, Lionel Messi , Javier Mescharano and Angel di Maria to pick the team that will play against Nigeria tomorrow.

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  • Iran fans try to disturb Portugal team before key match
Iran fans try to disturb Portugal team before key match

The second came in stoppage time, as Iran were chasing an equaliser. Though it had come into the day favorites to top the group, Spain spent much of the match in limbo thanks to a surprising offensive performance from its opponents. The Saudis ended a dispiriting run of 12 World Cup matches without a win, recording their first victory at a fina...

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  • Federer beats Kudla to book 12th Halle final appearance
Federer beats Kudla to book 12th Halle final appearance

Federer will next face Denis Kudla after the unseeded American reached only his second ATP World Tour semi-final with a 6-2 7-5 victory against Yuichi Sugita , who had knocked out Dominic Thiem in the previous round. "I had to fight a lot, find my rhythm and did not get into the game well", Federer said. The victory was the 18th in a row on gr...

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  • Jimmy Durmaz racial abuse
Jimmy Durmaz racial abuse

At Sweden's training session on Sunday, Durmaz, who is of Turkish descent, read out a statement on his cell phone as his teammates stood in unison behind him. We obviously also didn't score on a couple of clear opportunities but what I did appreciate was the spirit of the team. The result in Sochi means Group F is wide open going into the final...

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  • Messi is frustrated and hungry - Mascherano
Messi is frustrated and hungry - Mascherano

Argentina finished as runners-up in 2014 in Brazil but are on the verge of missing out on the knockout stage in Russian Federation after picking up only one point in their two Group D games. Coach Jorge Sampaoli during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. "I am convin...

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  • New Honda-Red Bull F1 partnership offers…
New Honda-Red Bull F1 partnership offers…

While the team name will remain Aston Martin Red Bull Racing , the Japanese manufacturer will supply engines for 2019 and 2020. Ricciardo made it clear that he wants to be challenging for the title in 2019, and will join a team that can provide him a auto that will help win his first F1 title.

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  • Alex Bregman Shaves Mustache in the Middle of Royals vs. Astros
Alex Bregman Shaves Mustache in the Middle of Royals vs. Astros

Viewers of the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals game on Sunday may have noticed something quite unusual happen - but first, notice how Alex Bregman has a mustache. Bregman went 0-4 in the game. After the game, when asked about the hair-removing happening, Bregman told KTRK , "I just shaved it". But I did like the mustache.

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  • Final Group A games (World Cup 2018)
Final Group A games (World Cup 2018)

Barcelona striker Suarez netted the victor against Saudi Arabia on matchday two - becoming the first Uruguay player to net at three consecutive World Cups in the process - and continued his scoring form with a superb free-kick 10 minutes into Monday's clash in Samara.

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  • Buford: Spurs will 'explore' options, but hope to keep Leonard
Buford: Spurs will 'explore' options, but hope to keep Leonard

As it stands, the Spurs are determined to either fix the situation or trade Leonard to an Eastern Conference team. "Look here: You got $18 million this year, and you think that they're trying to rush you?" Buford would not comment on "speculation" of a trade demand, but agreed there is a fractured relationship between Leonard and the only franchi...

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  • Carmelo Anthony opts-in for final year of contract with Thunder
Carmelo Anthony opts-in for final year of contract with Thunder

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly. Anthony already made a decision to opt into his deal so he will be around for another season. "I think I was willing to accept that challenge in that role, but I think I bring a little bit more to the game as far as being more knowledge...

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  • Mascherano: Messi is desperate to help Argentina
Mascherano: Messi is desperate to help Argentina

Their match against Nigeria on Tuesday night is a must win for Messi and co. who have looked a disjointed, incoherent muss thus far in Russian Federation. Now Argentina legend Maradona has come out to demand that he been given access to the squad at their training ground in a bid to resurrect them back into their former selves.

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  • Luis Suárez leads way for Uruguay to spoil 10-man Russia’s party
Luis Suárez leads way for Uruguay to spoil 10-man Russia’s party

The undefeated teams play in Samara with top spot in the group to play for. Russia , the lowest ranked team in the field at No 70, went down to 10 men after right back Igor Smolnikov received a second yellow card in the 36th minute. Godin was denied a goal to cap a fine individual performance when Akinfeev somehow kept out his 90th-minute bu...

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  • ‘F*** racism!’ Sweden team send powerful message after death threats to Durmaz
‘F*** racism!’ Sweden team send powerful message after death threats to Durmaz

The abuse was met with outrage from observers and Durmaz's fans. There were no stand out performers for Die Mannschaft against Sweden which could pave the way for Ozil to make his way back into the side. "It was just bad luck, " Sweden forward John Guidetti said. "Now we have to recover and we don't have much time before we have to beat Korea, ...

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  • World Cup match report Korea Republic v Mexico 23 June 2018
World Cup match report Korea Republic v Mexico 23 June 2018

Then, only 25 minutes into Saturday's game, Mexico scored its first goal , taking an early 1-0 lead. Saturday was no different, except their route to victory in a key World Cup group game at Russian Federation 2018 was anything but simple for the four-time world champions.

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  • Defender out of World Cup clash
Defender out of World Cup clash

The teams were divided into eight groups, with four in each, and the top two from their relevant groups will proceed to the next round, known as the playoffs or the knockout stage, to keep vying for the much-coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy.

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  • Nabil Fekir could make Lyon exit despite Liverpool transfer collapse
Nabil Fekir could make Lyon exit despite Liverpool transfer collapse

However that move to Anfield collapsed after reports suggested Liverpool had concerns regarding his medical results, leaving Lyon to announce that they would be pulling out of the deal. "The failure with Liverpool has aroused the interest of other clubs". A number of clubs from the continent are also interested in the former Bayern Munich and...

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  • FIFA Opens Investigations Into Swiss Players Shaqiri And Xhaka Over Hand Gestures
FIFA Opens Investigations Into Swiss Players Shaqiri And Xhaka Over Hand Gestures

Born in Kosovo , Shaqiri and his family fled to Switzerland during their home nation's war with Serbia in the late 1990s, and while Kosovo have since gained independence and become a FIFA-recognised national team, Serbia do not share such sentiments.

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  • Brazil's Neymar passed fully fit ahead of Serbia match
Brazil's Neymar passed fully fit ahead of Serbia match

The Brazilian forward burst into tears following his sides later victor over Costa Rice on Friday. Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Brazil were forced to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland in their first Group E match. For the second World Cup in a row, the 26-year-old is carrying the hopes of 200 million countrymen on his shoulders and h...

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