• Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup with loss to South Korea
Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup with loss to South Korea

South Korean celebrations went up another notch when Son sprinted to retrieve a long ball, and with Germany's captain and keeper Manuel Neuer having gone upfield to try to help his side score, the Tottenham forward fired a low shot into the net to wrap up the win and leave the Germans distraught.

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  • When to expect a free agency decision from LeBron James
When to expect a free agency decision from LeBron James

This puts increased pressure on the Lakers, considered a front runner to land LeBron, to resign San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard or George. Although Harden apparently does not believe James is a necessary component to the Rockets overthrowing the Warriors in the Western Conference, which would be a first since the 2014 NBA Playoffs, as Golden S...

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  • Anger as Senegal eliminated from the World Cup on yellow cards
Anger as Senegal eliminated from the World Cup on yellow cards

ET. They could not, and so bow out of the tournament, meaning there is no African nation in the knockouts of a World Cup for the first time in 36 years. Colombia top the group with six points after picking up consecutive wins against Poland then Senegal, which preceded a defeat to Japan. 6 yellow cards to 4 yellow cards.

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  • We're here to win, not plot final route, says England's Southgate
We're here to win, not plot final route, says England's Southgate

It doesn't get much easier from there for the Group G victors. "There's no teams that we have been impressed with". After shouldering its sky-high expectations so far, Belgium will prove its mettle against England . "I play him quite often in training so it would be a good battle". "We have won one knock-out match in the last 15 years or so,...

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  • Why Colombia will get a vital 3 points against Senegal
Why Colombia will get a vital 3 points against Senegal

However, Senegal manager Aliou Cisse was not happy with his defence for conceding "avoidable goals" in the 2-2 draw with Japan, per Reuters (h/t the Japan Times ). Senegal have been playing well. Senegal allowed Poland to get a ball in the net, however, though the African side ended up with the 2-1 win. Colombia registered their joint-b...

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  • Who can qualify for the round of 16 and how?
Who can qualify for the round of 16 and how?

A Nigeria win will guarantee their progression, but even a draw would be enough unless Iceland beat Croatia by two clear goals. No team has officially advanced, but all three squads have a chance to win Group E. Serbia could go through on goal difference with a draw if Switzerland lose by two or more. Here, we wrap up everything you ne...

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  • Cisse points finger at defence after 2-2 draw with Japan
Cisse points finger at defence after 2-2 draw with Japan

We're going to try to prepare really well to qualify, because that's the only thing for us left to do. Senegal and Japan drew 2-2 on Sunday. Japan face Poland but after two poor displays from the Poles, neither Colombia nor Senegal can count on them to get a result and help them into the next round.

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  • 'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination
'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination

In each of the last three finals - and in four of the last five - the holders failed to make it out of the group stages. Germany coach Joachim Loew refused to criticise Mesut Ozil after they were bounced out of the World Cup by South Korea yesterday.

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  • South Korea stuns listless Germany to knock champions out of World Cup
South Korea stuns listless Germany to knock champions out of World Cup

Nervous Germany increased the pressure after the break and poured forward but despite a one-sided second half it could not find the back of the net before South Korea's last-gasp double. Group winners Sweden will face Switzerland while Mexico take on Brazil in the round of 16. Germany's Mats Hummels heads the ball at the Korean net late...

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  • Historic Germany win leaves South Korea coach feeling 'empty'
Historic Germany win leaves South Korea coach feeling 'empty'

It happened to other nations before. "We need to draw the right conclusions". After looking so good in their first two matches, beating Germany and South Korea , Mexico faced the prospect of a three-way tie if they lost to Sweden . At Yekaterinburg, Sweden dominated Mexico 3-0 to move on to the knockout round, along with the Mexicans. Sec...

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  • Win over England not priority, says Belgium coach
Win over England not priority, says Belgium coach

For me, we're delighted to be in the next round. "We have studied Germany and their style has had a big bearing on what we are doing, but it shows that in sport, anyone is vulnerable on a given day". "The guys have experience already and know you don't have to be great in the beginning. The European Championship was also something different", he ...

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  • No one was happier about South Korea’s World Cup win than Mexico
No one was happier about South Korea’s World Cup win than Mexico

Timo Werner, Marco Reus, Mesut Ozil and second-half substitute Mario Gomez were among the Germany stars who failed to take goalscoring chances as the South Koreans defended with determination. But German fans will definitely not be enjoying it as the post-mortem begins on their bad World Cup. Suele made his first World Cup appearance as a replace...

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  • 'Strange match' awaits England and Belgium
'Strange match' awaits England and Belgium

England come into this match on top of group G with all 6 points claimed following a 6-1 thrashing of Panama in their last match. "The majority of Belgian players, they play in England ". Totally understand all the counter-arguments, including momentum and, yes, the possibility of facing Colombia . Thousands of England fans are expected ...

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  • Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku set to miss England clash in World Cup
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku set to miss England clash in World Cup

The news is sure to be well-received in the England camp, although there have been suggestions the runners-up finishers in Group G will be the ones with an easier route to the latter stages of the World Cup . Unlike Southgate, the former Everton and Wigan manager said he was approaching Thursday's game with one eye firmly on the knockout rounds....

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  • Sweden blanks Mexico; Both advance to knockout round
Sweden blanks Mexico; Both advance to knockout round

There was more drama on the hour, as Hector Moreno brought down Marcus Berg in the box and skipper Granqvist held his nerve in front of the massed ranks of Mexicans to bury his penalty. Ochoa was proving to be the busier of the two goalkeepers and he was called once again in the 31st minute to deny Berg from point-blank range. But the second half...

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  • Kawhi Leonard reportedly won’t set foot in Spurs’ locker room again
Kawhi Leonard reportedly won’t set foot in Spurs’ locker room again

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs dribbles past Julius Randle #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 18, 2016 in Los Angeles. Given what we know about Leonard's desire to play in LA and the haul likely required to win the sweepstakes, I'm skeptical Danny will pull the trigger, even ...

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  • India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Streaming on Sony Six
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Streaming on Sony Six

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were as usual steady at the start and effective at the death. However, their preparations for the full-fledged tour have already begun, and are all set to lock horns with Ireland in the first of two-T20I series.

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  • German FA officials at World Cup fined for celebration provoking Sweden
German FA officials at World Cup fined for celebration provoking Sweden

The Germans reached the semifinals at the 2016 European Championship and won last year's Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal for the tournament in Russian Federation, with what was basically a reserve team. Jang, who started as a center back in the first two matches, was deployed as defensive midfielder. Hogging 70 percent of possession and lau...

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  • Selling Heung-Min Son to rivals would spell disaster for Tottenham
Selling Heung-Min Son to rivals would spell disaster for Tottenham

The 25-year-old joined Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, and has scored 47 times in 140 appearances in all competitions for his London club - including 12 Premier League goals last term. Son is contracted with Tottenham until 2020 and his deal does not contain a buyout clause. New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is overhauling the squad he i...

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  • 'Sudden Turnaround' In Manchester United Fellaini Negotiations
'Sudden Turnaround' In Manchester United Fellaini Negotiations

The former Everton man joined United in 2013 when he was signed by David Moyes for £27.5m. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Fellaini gave a strong hint that he had made a decision over his future, in comments that led many to believe he had chose to leave United.

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