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June 21, 2018 4:18 am gmt |
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Iran supporters were happy with their team’s performance in the 1-0 defeat by Spain on Wednesday evening in Kazan while Spanish fans were disappointed despite the victory. Iran fans praised the fighting spirit of their team although some thought they needed to attack more. Spanish supporters we...
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June 20, 2018 3:36 am gmt |
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World Cup hosts Russia virtually booked their place in the second round with a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday (June 19) that moved them to top of Group A with six points from two games. Three goals in the space of 15 minutes early in the second half put the Russians firmly in command […]...
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June 19, 2018 3:57 am gmt |
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After failing to live up to pre-tournament hype with a disappointing 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener against Switzerland, members of the Brazil squad took to the training pitch on Monday in preparation for their next game. Brazil, who have won 17 of their 22 games under coach Tite, hope they can l...
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June 11, 2018 10:52 am gmt |
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Playing the King of Clay at the French Open is akin to scaling Mont Blanc without ropes and even an intrepid adventurer from Europe’s Alpine heartland found it a peak too steep as Rafael Nadal stormed to an 11th title on Sunday. Austria’s Dominic Thiem strained every sinew trying to cling...
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June 9, 2018 11:29 am gmt |
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Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed fans and teams to the FIFA World Cup in a video statement released on Friday (June 8). Putin said it was a joy and honour to host the landmark international event and hoped that that fans will get to know Russia and learn about its identity, culture and histo...
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June 8, 2018 11:57 am gmt |
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Former Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, and his World Eleven team, were put through their paces on Thursday (June 7), training for their Soccer Aid UNICEF soccer match on June 10. The squad are taking on an England team, captained by singer Robbie Williams, at Manchester United’s Old Traffor...
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June 5, 2018 12:03 pm gmt |
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Long distance swimmer Ben Lecomte set off from Japan’s east coast on Tuesday (June 5) in his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean. Lecomte’s two children Max and Anna swam out with him for a few hundred metres before leaving the 50-year-old Frenchman to continue...
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June 2, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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With soccer mania at fever pitch, Mexico City opened a museum dedicated to the sport and the national team on Friday (June 01), featuring prized memorabilia from legends such as Hugo Sanchez and archive footage from the 1970 and 1986 World Cup tournaments it has hosted. More than 150 individual piece...
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May 30, 2018 7:01 am gmt |
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Even the Parisian stormclouds cleared for Serena Williams on Tuesday (May 29) , as the new mother’s stepped back into Grand Slam tennis and the second round of the French Open. Krystina Pliskova, who shared the Wimbledon winners’ stage with Serena back in 2010 — the Czech was junior...
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May 25, 2018 11:23 am gmt |
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Steve Smith, former Australia captain, is set to return to cricket with the inaugural Global T20 Canada tournament in Toronto. The tainted Australian skipper was on Thursday named among the marquee players for the Canadian T20 tournament. The Canadian tournament will be held at Maple Leaf Cricket Clu...
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May 24, 2018 5:39 am gmt |
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Italy’s Elia Viviani claimed his fourth win of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday (May 23) after edging a bunch sprint on the 17th stage at Iseo as the rained poured down, with Britain’s Simon Yates retaining the overall lead. Quick-Step Floors rider Viviani held off a strong late surge...
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May 23, 2018 5:01 am gmt |
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Barcelona’s departing captain Andres Iniesta paid a fond farewell at the Nou Camp on Sunday (May 22) staying after the match to hand out football shirts to fans. He also had a moment of reflection, sitting in the middle of the pitch by himself. Barca’s fans held up a mosaic before the gam...
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May 22, 2018 4:30 am gmt |
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Mexico’s soccer squad for the 2018 World Cup hit the training field in Mexico City on Tuesday (May 21) to ready preparations for an upcoming friendly against Wales and Scotland, banking on a new generation of players alongside veterans to lift the team’s FIFA fortunes. Earlier this week, ...
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May 21, 2018 4:57 am gmt |
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Rafael Nadal made the best of a rain delay to come from behind in the deciding set and beat defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1 1-6 6-3 in the Italian Open final on Sunday (May 20). The win gave the Spaniard his 56th title on clay – eight of them in Rome – and he will […]...
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May 20, 2018 5:09 am gmt |
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Talismanic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon bid a tearful farewell to Juventus after 17 seasons at the club when he played his last match for them in a 2-1 win over relegated Verona on Saturday (May 19). The Turin side, who clinched their seventh consecutive Serie A title a week ago, were leading 2-0 when...
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May 18, 2018 11:08 am gmt |
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Veteran cricketers Zaheer Khan, Brett Lee, Jonty Rhodes and Herschelle Gibbs took part in a street cricket match to promote the sport in India’s western Mumbai city. Australia’s Lee said the friendly match was a great initiative and such backyard matches brought out the true spirit of the...
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May 15, 2018 2:49 am gmt |
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The coach of Mexico’s national soccer club, Juan Carlos Osorio, included 39-year old defender Rafael Marquez on Monday (May 14) for the preliminary match for the 2018 World Cup in Russia as he announced his provisional club. This will mark Marquez’s fifth World Cup, matching the record se...
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May 12, 2018 4:21 am gmt |
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Canada’s Denis Shapovalov booked his place in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open with a hard fought victory over Britain‘s Kyle Edmund on Friday (May 11). Teenager Shapovalov overpowered his 23 year-old opponent in a three setter on the clay, with the Canadian hitting a total of 29 winner...
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May 12, 2018 4:10 am gmt |
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Street children from all around the world gathered in Moscow for the international soccer championship which opened on Friday (May 11). ‘Future depends on you’ – a charity project which organised the current competition, has been staging similar contests for Russian orphans for 13 y...