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Belgium against Tunisia was full of stats. Belgium's last World Cup game against Tunisia was in 2002 when they played to a 1-1 draw. Not to be outdone, Belgium captain Eden Hazard scored in either half, including an early penalty at the Spartak Stadium, before substitute Michy Batshuayi added their fifth.
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    National Basketball Association free agency officially begins July 1. James has the option to opt out of the final year of his current deal, which would allow him to test the free-agent market. He has been connected to the Lakers, Cavaliers, Heat, San Antonio Spurs , Boston Celtics , and Philadelphia 76ers the most this offseason. Barkley told The Mike Missanelli Show : "He's not coming to the Sixers".
  • Konta fumes as Barty takes Nottingham title

    Konta fumes as Barty takes Nottingham title

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    The Aussie had lost her last three singles finals, and almost saw Konta rally to create parity twice before closing out the match in two hours and five minutes. Barty shows off her silverware. "It's been building and building and getting better and better each match". Before she could return to court, rain fell on court for a time before the players returned to continue the match.
  • Germany follow trend of poor starts for World Cup champions

    Germany follow trend of poor starts for World Cup champions

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    What seemed like fantasy is now possible. "Possibly by massive jumps during the goal of Mexico in the World Cup ". But Mexico were creating by far the better opportunities and coach Juan Carlos Osorio was soon awarded for his flawless tactical plan.
  • Phoenix Suns are another team worth watching for Kawhi Leonard

    Phoenix Suns are another team worth watching for Kawhi Leonard

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    With a young core established via the draft, president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka can put together an attractive trade package. With that being said , if the Spurs were to make Leonard available for team through a trade, it looks like the Sixers would have to face some tough competition for the star forward as well, meaning the next month or so could get real interesting really fast.
  • Sri Lanka cricket captain pleads not guilty to ball tampering

    Sri Lanka cricket captain pleads not guilty to ball tampering

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    It was on Saturday that Chandimal refused to take the field along with his teammates after the on-field umpires Ian Gould and Aleem Dar charged them to alter the conditions of the ball. Sri Lanka eventually took to the field at 10.50am local time - 50 minutes after the scheduled start - but there was a further delay of 40 minutes as, having taken to the field, Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal began arguing with the umpires before a delivery was bowled.
  • Phil Mickelson Took Advantage Of Risky Loophole With Double-Putt

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    Mickelson defended his decision to jog after and then hit his missed bogey putt back towards the hole despite the ball still moving and appearing to be heading off the green. This is where golf gets into the weeds and the USGA's ruling is ... curious: The USGA determined Mickelson "made a stroke at a moving ball", but did not purposefully deflect or stop it.
  • Jesse Lingard enjoying Gareth Southgate's 'play with freedom' mentality

    Jesse Lingard enjoying Gareth Southgate's 'play with freedom' mentality

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    There is a quiet confidence about these England players, with some of them relaxed enough to have a crack on the four-lane bowling alley that is housed inside the FA media centre. "Ultimately we know we'll be judged on results but we have to focus on the processes", he said. Although Kane is yet to score a tournament goal and Sterling has gone nearly three years without finding the net for the national team, they consider themselves a potent force at this World Cup.
  • Egypt Coach Cuper: Why Salah Was Benched

    Egypt Coach Cuper: Why Salah Was Benched

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    Egypt's coach assured the media on Thursday that Salah was fully recovered from the injury he suffered in the Champions League final last month. The usually ruthless Barcelona forward was saved embarrassment for his profligacy by a late header from centre back Jose Gimenez which earned the twice world champions a first ever victory in a World Cup opener.
  • Phil Mickelson shockingly chases, swats moving ball with putter

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    It conjured up memories of John Daly hitting a moving ball that rolled off the green during the fourth round of the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. "I've wanted to do it many times before and finally did". That made for a 14, a total of 83 in the first round, and a withdrawal. The start of that sequence was for bogey on the par-four 13th. "I would gladly take the two shots over continuing that display".
  • Russia overwhelm Saudis in FIFA World Cup opener

    Russia overwhelm Saudis in FIFA World Cup opener

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    Best finish: Group stage in all three. Saudi Arabia should be able to grind out a respectable performance and while I can't see an outright win by the Green Falcons, I believe it has what it takes to secure a draw. "We have made the first step, then there is a stronger opponent. And we'll put every effort into getting out of the group, to start with, and we'll only start fantasising after that", he added.
  • Seven World Cup fans injured after Moscow taxi crashes into crowd

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    There is now no details on the condition of those who were injured. The cabbie abandoned his vehicle and tried to flee - but was soon arrested, according to local press reports. He was shouting: "'It wasn't me'". The Moscow traffic authority has said the taxi driver said he was not acting on objective. Interfax news agency cited a source as saying that the driver was drunk at the time of the incident.
  • Mo Salah reacts when mascot touches injured shoulder in World Cup opener

    Mo Salah reacts when mascot touches injured shoulder in World Cup opener

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    Uruguay's Jose Gimenez cannoned in an 89th minute header to deal Egypt a 1-0 defeat in their World Cup opener on Friday, just as the North Africans appeared to have escaped with a point despite missing key striker Mohamed Salah. Uruguay's deserved last-gasp victory leaves them and Russian Federation in early control in Group A after the hosts' 5-0 mauling of Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener on Thursday.
  • Uruguay coach refuses to point finger at wasteful Suarez

    Uruguay coach refuses to point finger at wasteful Suarez

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    The Barcelona forward is Uruguay's all time top scorer and has been its main attacking threat for the last two World Cup cycles. Jose Gimenez came to Uruguay's rescue by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Egypt on Friday in Group A of the World Cup.
  • Wind-blown Shinnecock does a number on U.S. Open field

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    Yeah, I do. I do enjoy it, especially when you're on the right side of the fight. "I'm not very happy the way I played and the way I putted". Four-time major champion McIlroy, who did not speak to the media after his first round of 10-over 80 conceded he had been "thrown off" by the wind on Thursday.
  • Premier League fixtures 2018-19: Man City visit Arsenal on opening weekend

    Premier League fixtures 2018-19: Man City visit Arsenal on opening weekend

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    The Gunners will take on the champions at the Emirates on the opening weekend of the season, which takes place on August 11, before then travelling to Stamford Bridge for a London derby in their second game. Four rounds of Premier League fixtures are scheduled before the first worldwide break, which is on the weekend of 8-9 September. Chelsea , who remain in a state of flux with question marks over their owner, manager and star players, have been handed a low-key start to the season, ...
  • Real Madrid's Florentino Perez calls Spain firing Julen Lopetegui an 'absurd reaction'

    Real Madrid's Florentino Perez calls Spain firing Julen Lopetegui an 'absurd reaction'

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    Spain's football team has been plunged into chaos just over 24 hours out from the start of the FIFA World Cup , with the Spanish football federation firing manager Julen Lopetegui . "But, after five minutes, I saw it in the press and we had to react". Lopetegui and Perez informed Rubiales just five minutes before Real's announcement, only three days before their first World Cup game, and the RFEF felt it was "unacceptable".