• Gary Neville hails England for exceeding expectations despite World Cup heartbreak
Gary Neville hails England for exceeding expectations despite World Cup heartbreak

The 51-year-old made it his mission to change that and the results have been spectacular, most notably a 3-0 demolition of Argentina in the group stage, although the side has needed penalties to get past Denmark and hosts Russian Federation in the knockout stages.

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  • Kevin Anderson Upsets Roger Federer at Wimbledon
Kevin Anderson Upsets Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Serving at deuce and 3-4, Anderson yanked Federer from one corner of the court to the other with blistering groundstrokes until the Swiss ended the 21-shot rally by netting yet another backhand. "It's one of those average days you have to try to win the match, and I just couldn't get it done". The 32-year-old is playing in the last eight at the ...

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  • Nadal edges del Potro in 5-set Wimbledon thriller
Nadal edges del Potro in 5-set Wimbledon thriller

Del Potro was thrashed by the Spaniard in the French Open semi-final last month but feels his game matches up better against the world number one on grass despite losing their only two meetings on the surface. "Rafa is a fighter", del Potro said. Del Potro broke and served for the set at 5-4, but double-faulted and Nadal clinched the break-back wit...

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  • Three Lions on course for United Kingdom number one
Three Lions on course for United Kingdom number one

The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie with Frank Skinner and David Baddiel . When the song first was released, the chorus proclaimed " Three lions on a shirt/Jules Rimet still gleaming/Thirty years of hurt/never stopped me dreaming".

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  • Stenhouse wins 1st stage of Cup race at Daytona
Stenhouse wins 1st stage of Cup race at Daytona

AJ Allmendinger was third, with Kasey Kahne and Chris Buescher rounding out the top five. STENHOUSE, AGAIN: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the focus of much of the evening's caution activity, caused the eighth caution with 11 laps to go when damage on his auto caused a tire rub and eventually a tire failure.

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  • Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950
Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950

Fans in Castlefield Bowl in Manchester city launched their drinks into the air as they celebrated Kieran Trippier's goal. Croatia's strength of character will serve them well in the World Cup final against France , their coach and players said after they came from behind for the third straight knockout match to beat England on Wednesday....

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  • Mandzukic breaks England hearts and fires Croatia into World Cup final
Mandzukic breaks England hearts and fires Croatia into World Cup final

The France '98 semi-finalists will be looking to one of the players of the tournament, Luka Modric , to guide them one step further in Russian Federation. The best chance for a second goal , however, was wasted by an unmarked Jesse Lingard when he curled wide when a goal looked certain. Elspeth Patient, 34, who is originally from Milton K...

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  • Wimbledon could detract from cup final, jokes Roger Federer
Wimbledon could detract from cup final, jokes Roger Federer

Anderson, the eighth seed, knocked off the eight-time champion 2-6, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11. It was Federer's earliest departure from Wimbledon since his shock second round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013. But he first wants to learn how to play the backhand before teaching Federer how to play the straight drive. Federer eventually cracke...

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  • Finally, England and Croatia have chance to banish semi blues
Finally, England and Croatia have chance to banish semi blues

Can we take it? "I've got the utmost respect for him - he's been banging goals in for Spurs for several seasons - but he's not alone, his team-mates play at top clubs, so it will be hard". Two days before the clash with England he sounded more confident. The likes of Jesse Lingard, Harry Maguire and Jordan Pickford have done what Steven Ger...

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  • Pogba urges France to avenge Euros defeat
Pogba urges France to avenge Euros defeat

They're young, they're brash and they're collectively worth a billion dollars. "This game belonged to the players". Umtiti was also looking to exorcise the ghosts of Euro 2016. N'Golo Kante spoke of his "immense joy" and "pride" at the feat and promised to give everything in the Moscow final. "We're in the final". "We must take advantage of it ...

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  • The England star Croatia are fearing
The England star Croatia are fearing

Meticulous preparation - including a trip to the United States to take in an National Basketball Association game - the selection of specific players with strong dead-ball delivery, and the defensive nature of high-pressure tournament soccer has led to a point where set pieces could yet lead England to a second World Cup title.

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  • Phil Mickelson picks up another bizarre penalty
Phil Mickelson picks up another bizarre penalty

Lefty has been giving the rule book a bit of a workout this summer, and that effort continued Sunday at The Greenbrier when he tapped down some long fescue grass with his foot in front of the seventh tee box. In a text message to a number of American golf writers who he had breezed by without comment at Shinnecock Hills, he eventually said: 'I know...

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  • Zverev beats stomach bug to win battle of Wimbledon young guns
Zverev beats stomach bug to win battle of Wimbledon young guns

I played well on clay, so it's coming together slowly. Even in a tournament that has featured a bloodbath of seeds, this was a particularly savage shock. "But then I thought, Well, if I don't feel well, it's going to be one set". Zverev's 20-year-old American opponent had won his first-ever match at Wimbledon earlier this week but was denied ...

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  • Djokovic slams Wimbledon crowd after being booed
Djokovic slams Wimbledon crowd after being booed

Edmund prepared for the match by watching England's World Cup quarter-final win in Wimbledon's locker rooms - and, with flawless timing, walked on court just seconds after the full-time whistle in Samara. His groundstrokes crackle but more variety is required. Tooting his own horn has not been the style of Edmund, one of life's more unassuming ...

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  • Federer, Nadal, Djokovic headline Wimbledon quarterfinals
Federer, Nadal, Djokovic headline Wimbledon quarterfinals

That's the mindset you need against someone like Roger. As the match went on, I gave it my all. Federer was appearing at Wimbledon for the 20th time and 15 years after he first won the title, there were inevitably questions about whether the father of four had played his last match at his favourite tournament.

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  • Roger Federer loses five-set match to Kevin Anderson
Roger Federer loses five-set match to Kevin Anderson

Anderson had failed to take a single set off Federer in their previous four meetings. Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. You need that mindset against Roger. And, despite his two-set advantage, the 20-times grand slam victor never looked entirely comfortable, despite havin...

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  • Former UCLA guard Knight found dead at 39
Former UCLA guard Knight found dead at 39

From many people. I was a taker . "I just asked God for forgiveness for all the wrong I've done". I isolated myself from my friends, and that's not something you should do. Give to others. Give your soul. "Either I'll be in heaven or will be in hell or I'll be in limbo, I don't know, but I'll take that chance". UCLA Basketball announced the n...

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  • Reds score seven runs in ninth to top Indians
Reds score seven runs in ninth to top Indians

He requested "OP" - Oliver Perez - and it was understood as "OT" and Otero was told to warm up in the bullpen. Trevor Bauer dominated the Reds for eight innings tonight. "I made the mistake. It's not that O-T can't get the job done, but it probably wasn't the best matchup". "I've got to be responsible for that". Adam Duvall also doubled h...

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  • Bucks Rookie Donte DiVincenzo Only Has $3.71 In His Bank Account
Bucks Rookie Donte DiVincenzo Only Has $3.71 In His Bank Account

And that $2 million can't hit DiVincenzo's bank account soon enough. DiVincenzo's "life is boutta change", wrote Wilson, along with a sack of money emoji. Considering the 2018 Final Four Most Outstanding Player was a first-round pick (No. 17 overall) in the 2018 National Basketball Association draft, he is about to start getting some nice paych...

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  • Russell Knox wins Irish Open after monstrous playoff putt
Russell Knox wins Irish Open after monstrous playoff putt

The New Zealander had that putt for the title but missed on the high side and the pair were left to go back up the last. Knox did well to find the green with his second from an awkward lie at the first extra hole in a sudden-death play-off before converting an nearly identical putt.

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