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After winning a domestic treble with PSG , 19-year-old Mbappe is spearheading his country's bid for World Cup glory in Russian Federation. That evenness is why France is the team to beat in the mind of Jeffrey Marcus, publisher of the World Cup newsletter "The Banter".
  • Djokovic into Wimbledon semi-final, blasts unnecessary warnings

    Djokovic into Wimbledon semi-final, blasts unnecessary warnings

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    Three-time champion Novak Djokovic reached his eighth Wimbledon semi-final on Wednesday with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Japan's Kei Nishikori in a stormy Centre Court clash. It nearly looked like Djokovic ended up giving Nishikori the point on the ensuing backhand, because when you've earned it you've earned it. Djokovic has been looking like his old self again this Wimbledon, but you have to think there's a voice in the back of his head wondering why this keeps happening to him.
  • Fred reveals his disappointment at Brazil's World Cup quarter-final exit

    Fred reveals his disappointment at Brazil's World Cup quarter-final exit

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    But Real Madrid star Modric could prove the difference as Croatia aim to go one step further than Suker's class of 1998 and reach the World Cup final when they meet England in the semis tomorrow in Moscow. Team official and former global Ognjen Vukojevic was expelled from the delegation for making a pro-Ukraine video with defender Domagoj Vida. "I think we can do that successfully", Southgate state.
  • Too early to take positives for proud England boss Southgate

    Too early to take positives for proud England boss Southgate

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    But neither side are in a mood for nostalgia or using the past as motivation. Had Southgate's players faced a Brazil, France , Uruguay or Portugal before this stage, they might not have made it so far because the lack of service to Harry Kane would really have told against such high-quality opposition.
  • Kevin Anderson ousts eight-time champion Roger Federer from Wimbledon

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    Defending Wimbledon title holder Roger Federer was knocked out of this year's championships by South African Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals on Wednesday . "By the end, I thought I did a great job of not thinking about things too much". You'll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don't have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
  • Roger Federer eliminated at Wimbledon

    Roger Federer eliminated at Wimbledon

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    I don't know if it had something to do with the breeze, just a bad day from my side, except the first set. Beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon is one I will remember. Kevin Anderson defeated Roger Federer in five sets to reach Wimbledon semifinals. About five hours later, Federer's rival and foil, second-seeded Rafael Nadal , survived a five-set spectacle against fifth-seeded Juan Martín del Potro, 7-5, 6-7 (9-11), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
  • Croatia players critical of English media, perception after victory

    Croatia players critical of English media, perception after victory

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    Suker, now the president of the Croatian Football Federation (HNS), feels England were fortunate to get past Colombia. I have become somewhat adapt at working out the probability as to the way that each FIIFA World Cup match could end, however it is simple mathematics so I haven't suddenly acquired some type of magical skill at predicting the outcome of each match played! "It's not the game we wanted to be in.
  • SA’s Kevin Anderson knocks out champion Roger Federer in thriller

    SA’s Kevin Anderson knocks out champion Roger Federer in thriller

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    The top-seeded Federer did not lose a set at Wimbledon last year, and won his first 14 sets this year - tying his tournament record of 34 consecutive set wins - before losing three in a row to Anderson. Djokovic has had a hard two years but is beginning to look and feel a lot more like his old self again. His last semifinal appearance at a Grand Slam was at the US Open in 2016, where he lost in the final to Stan Wawrinka.
  • Federer suffers shock Wimbledon quarter-final exit

    Federer suffers shock Wimbledon quarter-final exit

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    The first set took just 16 minutes, and Federer said: "I was also surprised it was that fast". Federer hasn't dropped serve at Wimbledon so far but is wary of the challenge posed by Anderson whose big serving style is flourishing on courts cooked by last week's heatwave.
  • Knee Injury Knock Croatian Defender Out of World Cup

    Knee Injury Knock Croatian Defender Out of World Cup

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    Both of these countries have needed luck on their side to get to this point, with England needing penalties to get past Colombia, and Croatia prevailing twice in shootouts - against Denmark and Russian Federation. The offence carries a penalty of up to five years in jail. Suker, part of the Croatia team that reached the semifinals of the 1998 tournament, hailed Real Madrid's Modric as an inspiration.
  • Prefer to be No. 1 than No. 2: Nadal

    Prefer to be No. 1 than No. 2: Nadal

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    Hseih was down 2-5 in the last set, but saved a match point then pushed back with a five-game winning streak to seal the win. The world number 48 will face Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova , a 6-2 6-2 victor over 15th seed Elise Mertens, in the fourth round.
  • Knox narrowly beats Fox in Irish Open

    Knox narrowly beats Fox in Irish Open

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    And when the players returned to the 18th for a sudden-death play-off the situation was remarkably repeated, Knox holing from an nearly identical place for birdie before Fox saw his attempt catch the edge of the hole and spin out. "Obviously I needed a stretch like this", said Knox regarding his hopes of making Thomas Bjorn's team. The Scot finished tied second last week in the French Open at Le Golf National - the course that will host the Ryder Cup in September.
  • Jurgen Klopp defends under fire Loris Karius

    Jurgen Klopp defends under fire Loris Karius

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    Karius was badly at fault for two of the goals conceded by the Reds against the Spanish side during their 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid in Kiev back in May. It appears that one of the Tranmere players wasn't too impressed with Karius' howler, and he showed him little sympathy. As it stands, however, it really doesn't seem like the German fancies any of the 'keepers on the market and as we all know, he's not one to spend for the sake of it but would rather wait for the right man to become ...
  • World Cup semi-final England v Croatia

    World Cup semi-final England v Croatia

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    Mia Šetula, a Croatian student at Bournemouth University , admitted she will be cheering for England's opponents tonight. To mark the monumental occasion on Wednesday, which is England's first World Cup semi-final since 1990, the iconic Black Prince statue in City Square is now holding an England flag and its very own football.
  • Korean-American Kevin Na Wins 2nd Career PGA Victory

    Korean-American Kevin Na Wins 2nd Career PGA Victory

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    He's had three dozen top-10 finishes since that last win and showed signs earlier this year that reaching the top again was still well within reach. Na shot a final-round 6-under 64, highlighted by five birdies on his first nine holes. Before teeing off on the par-four seventh he stepped on a tuft of grass, which he later told rules officials was in his preferred line, leading to the penalty.