• Lovren Looking for Recognition, Henderson Reveals Hamstring Injury
Lovren Looking for Recognition, Henderson Reveals Hamstring Injury

Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo) and Filip Bradaric (Rijeka) are the only two members of Croatia's 23-man squad that play for Croatian clubs, with the other 21 stars having moved overseas to play for an assortment of leading European clubs. "Next time I will say it". I don't think about my players like this - like, maybe he's in or out. Even before t...

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  • Nadal Sets Up Wimbledon Semi-Final Clash With Djokovic
Nadal Sets Up Wimbledon Semi-Final Clash With Djokovic

Here, with the help of two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, BBC Sport looks at how the last eight men standing match up... John Isner is having the best year of his career after winning the Miami Open in March and he has now posted his best run in a grand slam.

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  • Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams beats Julia Gorges to enter finals
Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams beats Julia Gorges to enter finals

LONDON-Serena Williams has been saying it over and over and over: Wimbledon is only her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby. "Of playing Goerges weeks later in the semi-finals at Wimbledon, Williams said in her own press conference that Goerges was a "nice, professional" girl , then said, "[My previous match against...

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  • Federer out from Wimbledon semis, SA’s Kevin Anderson moves ahead
Federer out from Wimbledon semis, SA’s Kevin Anderson moves ahead

Defending champion Federer was two sets up and had a match point in the third against Anderson, but nearly three hours later he trudged off on the end of a seismic 2-6 6-7 (5/7) 7-5 6-4 13-11 upset. But there was more. Coming back from having a child and what she's accomplishing, it's incredible. It's one of those average days you have to try to wi...

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  • Kevin Anderson vs John Isner: Wimbledon semifinal preview and prediction
Kevin Anderson vs John Isner: Wimbledon semifinal preview and prediction

Kevin Anderson might live in Florida these days, but he's still a South African citizen - and his fellow Saffas are fiercely claiming him as their own again , as he heads to the Wimbledon Men's Singles final on Sunday, after an extraordinary semi-final that saw him battle John Isner of the US for more than six hours.

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  • Chelsea's incredibly short send off to Antonio Conte
Chelsea's incredibly short send off to Antonio Conte

Sarri's appointment had been widely expected , with Chelsea agreeing compensation to bring him to Stamford Bridge because he had two years left on his Napoli deal and had remained on the Italian club's payroll after Ancelotti's arrival.

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  • Meghan Markle's favourite jeweller reveals downside to royal endorsement
Meghan Markle's favourite jeweller reveals downside to royal endorsement

If she wins on Saturday, Williams will become the first to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish since Goolagong triumphed 38 years ago. He explained: "I look forward to coming to London to meet them soon". Williams is competing for her first Wimbledon title since giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.in September. "Do share her make...

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  • Papa John's to cut founder out from all branding
Papa John's to cut founder out from all branding

Louisville native and commit Aidan Robbins feels the same. The fallout from Papa John's founder John Schnatter's controversial comment during a conference call continued Friday as University of Louisville president Neeli Bendapudi announced that the school will change the name of its football stadium to Cardinal Stadium from Papa John's Car...

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  • Arsenal head coach Unai Emery wants to have five captains
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery wants to have five captains

Emery, who is preparing to take charge of his first pre-season game as Gunners boss, is hopeful of Ramsey - who he admires - staying at the Emirates. The 19-year-old is viewed as an exciting prospect and it seems Tottenham did the hard work in terms of scouting him and being aware of his talent.

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  • Leo Messi Wants Willian At Barcelona
Leo Messi Wants Willian At Barcelona

Barcelona are not leaving anything to chance when it comes to their desire to sign Willian from Chelsea this summer. Manchester United appear to have edged ahead in the race to sign Chelsea winger Willian , after Barcelona saw a £50m bid rejected last week.

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  • Have Croatia been disqualified from the World Cup? Obviously not
Have Croatia been disqualified from the World Cup? Obviously not

Harvey and Jack go through England's World Cup exit and the World Cup Final. He said: "All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying: 'OK, today we will see who will be exhausted.' They should be more humble and respect their opponents more".

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  • Antonio Conte To Sue Chelsea
Antonio Conte To Sue Chelsea

The Italian was informed of his departure on Thursday, with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri set to replace him. "Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company", a statement on the club's official website read. Conte leaves with the best win percentage 65.1% of any of Chelsea's managers in the Premier League era. Conte's posi...

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  • Greensboro native John Isner heading to semifinals at Wimbledon
Greensboro native John Isner heading to semifinals at Wimbledon

A match that set the record for the longest Grand Slam final in history. For on this day, defending champion Roger Federer was ousted from his favourite Grand Slam - also in a five-setter - after being two sets up. "Sometimes you play your best tennis and it's not enough to beat him", said the teary-eyed Argentine, who has had the misfortune of...

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  • The calm before the semi-final storm
The calm before the semi-final storm

Now, I predict that the victor of the France-Belgium semi-final fixture will go on to win the final. "We've got to concentrate on ourselves and that is what we will be doing going into the game". It was viewed by many observers as a breakout display at Russian Federation 2018 for the Manchester City star, but Martinez feels his efforts when s...

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  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream
Chelsea's Eden Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream

During his tenure at the Bernebeau, the five-time Balon d'Or victor was nigh on unstoppable, scoring a staggering 451 goals in 438 appearances for the club. "He also won the Champions League four times, three Fifa Club World Cups and two La Liga titles, as well as the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup twice apiece", says ESPN .

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  • Belgium ready to deliver at World Cup, says Zambian legend Bwalya
Belgium ready to deliver at World Cup, says Zambian legend Bwalya

Out of the 60 football games played in this World Cup , the football governing body FIFA named hosts Russian Federation as the best defending team so far. "We have been one of the youngest teams in the tournament and least experienced in the tournament and we were never quite sure how far this team go".

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  • Joe Root dropped as England lose series to India
Joe Root dropped as England lose series to India

India made two changes and brought pacers Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul in the XI for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav. Morgan and acting coach Paul Farbrace had a hard call to make before a ball was bowled, to accommodate the return of fit-again all-rounder Ben Stokes - and in the end it was Test captain Joe Root who was dropped.

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  • Jordan Pickford: the Englishman outshining his heralded counterparts
Jordan Pickford: the Englishman outshining his heralded counterparts

The Everton player was criticised after conceding Adnan Januzaj's victor in a group-stage 1-0 loss to Belgium, including by his Belgian counterpart Thibaut Courtois, who said he was too small. England will now face Sweden on Saturday in a game that could see them reach the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years. England went 1-0 up throu...

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  • Lucas Torreria Flying To London To Complete Arsenal Medical
Lucas Torreria Flying To London To Complete Arsenal Medical

Lucas Torreira is reportedly en-route to London to complete his Arsenal medical after Uruguay were eliminated from the World Cup . Once he has put pen to paper and completed his media duties, Torreira is expected to jet off on holiday.

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association condemns Diego Maradona’s comments after Colombia loss
Federation Internationale de Football Association condemns Diego Maradona’s comments after Colombia loss

With neither side able to force a victor, the match went to penalties . In what smacked of sour grapes, Jose Pekerman pointed the finger squarely at the England players following the niggly last-16 tie that saw Gareth Southgate's team reach the quarterfinals at the South Americans' expense.

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  • Thunder, Anthony to part ways before National Basketball Association season
Thunder, Anthony to part ways before National Basketball Association season

Should Anthony hit the open market, the two reporters say the most interested parties would be the Houston Rockets , Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers . Anthony averaged 16.2 points on 40 percent shooting last season, both of those being career-lows. The Thunder, who lost to the Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs, traded forward Doug...

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  • Emil Forsberg delivers, Sweden reaches World Cup quarterfinals
Emil Forsberg delivers, Sweden reaches World Cup quarterfinals

Petersburg on July 10 and July 14. Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic: "We're sorely disappointed, the whole team is". "If I'm the symbol, I can live with that but this is very much about the team, not about me or any other individual", Andersson said.

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  • France, Brazil, Croatia and England Favorites to Qualify for Semi-Finals
France, Brazil, Croatia and England Favorites to Qualify for Semi-Finals

Zlatko Dalic's side take on Russian Federation in the last eight in Sochi on Saturday , looking to reach the semi-finals at the showpiece tournament for the first time since 1998. Belgium may be 5th on this list- but they're also coming off of a comeback so big, it hasn't happened in more than 50 years. Coach Tite has started with Fagner on the...

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  • Lupica: Serena then Federer at Centre Court at Wimbledon just sounds right
Lupica: Serena then Federer at Centre Court at Wimbledon just sounds right

The 38-year-old American, last year's runner-up, was the oldest women's singles entrant in 2018. Having made 18 unforced errors in each of the first two sets, Giorgi tightened up her game to make just eight in the third and advance to the last 16 at Wimbledon for the first time since 2012.

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  • Finch-led Australia tumble T20I records against Zimbabwe
Finch-led Australia tumble T20I records against Zimbabwe

Australia reached 229 for 2, the highest total ever scored against Zimbabwe in a T20I. Australia´s Aaron Finch smashed his own record for the highest individual score in a Twenty20 worldwide on Tuesday, blasting 172 off 76 balls in a tri-series match against Zimbabwe in Harare .

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  • Tour de France organisers ban Brit Froome
Tour de France organisers ban Brit Froome

The decision is meant to protect the image of the race because the British rider is at the centre of an ongoing doping case. Five-time Tour victor Bernard Hinault called for the peloton to strike if the British rider lines up at this year's event, while Froome responded on Wednesday that he will compete in this year's race.

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  • Social media users praise Japan for spotless locker room at World Cup
Social media users praise Japan for spotless locker room at World Cup

But Japan can take vast pride from its performance both in the Belgium match and in the tournament as a whole. Belgium overwhelmed Panama and Tunisia by a combined score of 8-2 and then pulled out a 1-0 victory against England to claim the top spot.

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  • Spain player ratings vs. Russia: Bad day for David Silva
Spain player ratings vs. Russia: Bad day for David Silva

Isco stayed busy with the contest intriguingly poised but opted to dribble in the box when a shot was on and Spain , needing inspiration where it mattered, finally called for Andres Iniesta midway through the second half. "We're hosting a fantastic tournament", Akinfeev said. Spain's then-coach, Julen Lopetegui, was sacked two days before thi...

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  • Paul George Agrees to $137 Million Contract with Oklahoma City Thunder ⚡️
Paul George Agrees to $137 Million Contract with Oklahoma City Thunder ⚡️

However George was traded to Oklahoma City a year ago, where he developed a strong bond with Russell Westbrook . About 80 percent of the National Basketball Association is projected to be above next season's salary cap, according to RealGM , which means there aren't many realistic competitors for potentially high-priced free agents like LeBron...

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  • Veteran Marquez starts for Mexico against Brazil
Veteran Marquez starts for Mexico against Brazil

Or so it appeared based on his over-the-top reaction. With Neymar on the ground on the sideline, Layun stood on his ankle as he attempted to retrieve the ball and restart play. Mexico have never beaten Brazil at the World Cup . After their slow start it was ultimately no more than the Selecao deserved, as their bid for a sixth world tit...

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  • Neymar's goal against Mexico propels Brazil to another stunning World Cup record
Neymar's goal against Mexico propels Brazil to another stunning World Cup record

Brazil is undefeated in 4 matches against Mexico in the World Cup , keeping 4 clean sheets against them. Neymar's breakthrough goal early in the second half moved Brazil onto 227 goals, one more than Germany, who had held the record with 226.

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  • From teen poverty to National Basketball Association stardom, LeBron lives Hollywood tale
From teen poverty to National Basketball Association stardom, LeBron lives Hollywood tale

With James on their side, Lakers will hope to be a contender in the Western Conference where the Golden State Warriors have won three of the last four National Basketball Association titles, defeating Cavaliers. Anyone who comes on the market, the Lakers can be in the mix to land if they so choose. George's choice could sway James to sign a sho...

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  • Brazil 0-0 Mexico
Brazil 0-0 Mexico

The problem for Neymar here is that he's built a reputation as arguably the best actor in the world, and he's writhed in pain and done barrel rolls down the field in an attempt to draw fouls and cards multiple times over the last two weeks.

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  • Lingard hails Southgate's England revolution, Latest Football News
Lingard hails Southgate's England revolution, Latest Football News

Few people would have tipped either of these teams as quarter-finalists when the World Cup began. Kane is now leading the race for the World Cup Golden Boot with his total of five strikes and he has revealed that his confidence is so high at the moment that he fancies his chances of scoring every time he plays.

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  • Molinari wins in record runaway at final Quicken Loans National
Molinari wins in record runaway at final Quicken Loans National

The world No 17 produced a world-class display and played a five-hole stretch in six under on his way to a bogey-free 62 at TPC Potomac, ending the week on a tournament record-low of 21 under and becoming the first Italian victor on the PGA Tour since 1947.

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