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Or when, about 10 minutes later, she stretched for a lunging backhand victor to break at love and take control of the third set, then raised a fist, figuring a berth in her 11th semifinal at the All England Club was close at hand. Williams took the set in convincing fashion, 6-3, and yelled her trademark, "Come on!" as she clinched the final point. "I'm just pleased with my game today".
  • Yerry Mina insists Colombia gave everything in defeat by England

    Yerry Mina insists Colombia gave everything in defeat by England

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    Maradona was attending the match as a "Fifa legend" despite his role as an ambassador earlier coming under scrutiny at the World Cup in Russian Federation because of his antics during Argentina's games at the tournament. Maradona says Kane dived here. David Ospina dived superbly to his left to repel Jordan Henderson's third penalty for England , but Manuel Uribe hit the crossbar before Jordan Pickford saved from Carlos Bacca .
  • Carmelo to leave Thunder, Heat are 'interesting landing spot,' says report

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    Facing a historically high luxury tax bill, the Oklahoma City Thunder are looking for ways to part ways with Carmelo Anthony and his salary via trade, stretch provision or buyout, per Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young . In Game 6 of the first-round playoff series against Utah that ended Oklahoma City's season, he played fewer minutes than his backup, Grant. So, in Anthony's case, should the Thunder decide to stretch his $27.9-million contract out, instead of getting hit with that huge ...
  • Sweden win scrappy Swiss encounter to reach World Cup quarter-finals

    Sweden win scrappy Swiss encounter to reach World Cup quarter-finals

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    Winger Emil Forsberg's second-half strike helped Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup after a gap of 24 years. Impressive throughout, Forsberg shimmied on the edge of the Swiss area, scuffed his shot and Manuel Akanji's outstretched leg deflected it up and over Sommer.
  • Serena Williams beats Mladenovic to give notice that comeback title is on

    Serena Williams beats Mladenovic to give notice that comeback title is on

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    The 36-year-old American now can not meet a top 32 player until the semi-finals after the scattering of the seeds this week. It is the biggest win of Pella's career and he is now in the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time. But instead the 38-year-old was worn down by Dutch 20th seed Bertens in a dramatic third round clash lasting two hours and 40 minutes in sweltering heat on Court One.
  • England fan arrested MINUTES before Colombia match after ‘defacing statue’

    England fan arrested MINUTES before Colombia match after ‘defacing statue’

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    Moscow police said they have detained a person after a statue was vandalised at the stadium where England played Colombia at the World Cup . And he said of the death threats made against Sanchez, he said: "As a brother who has gone through this, I know what must be going through their heads, and I wouldn't want anyone to go through that".
  • Aaron Finch posts record-breaking T20 knock against Zimbabwe

    Aaron Finch posts record-breaking T20 knock against Zimbabwe

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    Finch held the previous record of highest individual knock when he made 156 against England at Southampton in 2013. Finch's overall score came off 76 balls and comprised 16 fours and 10 maximums. 2 - Aaron Finch reached his second T20I 150. The previous biggest partnership in T20Is was shared between Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson against Pakistan in 2016 as they accumulated 171 runs.
  • Suarez limps off in Uruguay training as Cavani sits out team session

    Suarez limps off in Uruguay training as Cavani sits out team session

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    Surprisingly, the team that have received the fewest yellow cards in Russian Federation - just one - are Uruguay , known in the past to resort to the dark arts to win. Portugal had 61 percent of the possession and four times as many shots at goal as the Uruguyans but Tabarez dismissed possession as a mere statistic and said what mattered was creating and converting chances.
  • Race against time for British divers trying to rescue boys from cave

    Race against time for British divers trying to rescue boys from cave

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    The 12 boys and their coach are seen sitting with Thai navy SEALs in the dark cave with their visibly skinny faces illuminated by the beam of a flashlight. Mr Reymenants said the journey into the cave "was very taxing" for the boys and the search for them was "one of the most extreme cave dives" he's done.
  • Michelle Froome: 'Chris will ride in Tour de France'

    Michelle Froome: 'Chris will ride in Tour de France'

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    ASO and Sky are now refusing to comment further and are unlikely to do so before the hearing. Froome can continue racing as long as the salbutamol case against him remains unresolved. I have always said we would make known the general position of the UCI before the Tour and that will be the case. American Lance Armstrong finished first seven straight times, but those results were retrospectively scrubbed out because of drug use.
  • Japan leaves spotless locker room, thank-you note

    Japan leaves spotless locker room, thank-you note

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    At the very least, though, the performances of Japan and South Korea might stop Asia being the first point of call for those who want to argue that the World Cup is already too big. Many fans also consoled themselves with the fact that the team made it so far, and got so close to an unprecedented quarter-final spot. He will nearly certainly be replaced by Manchester City's Fernandinho , another favorite of Brazil manager Tite, who has played some part in every Brazil game at this ...
  • Akinfeev says fans inspired the team against Spain

    Akinfeev says fans inspired the team against Spain

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    Sergei Ignashevich had unwittingly handed the 2010 champions a 12th-minute lead after tussling with Sergio Ramos , only for Artem Dzyuba to cancel out the own goal with a well-struck penalty (41) after Gerard Pique was punished for handball.
  • Mark Geiger: USA referee to officiate England vs Colombia

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    The 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation is heating up nicely. And this patriotic cat is no different - meowing at length whenever its master shouts out. Thokwa's score prediction is a 2-0 England win. But regardless of the results to come, Rooney also stressed that the fans should get behind the team, which is likely to feature numerous same players at Euro 2020 and the next World Cup .
  • Real Madrid Linked With Chelsea & Belgium World Cup Star

    Real Madrid Linked With Chelsea & Belgium World Cup Star

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    Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois , who is now at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has been heavily linked with Los Blancos in recent months, with many expecting him to replace Costa Rica No. "My kids are the most important for me". After three years with Atletico Madrid earlier in his career, Thibaut Courtois set his family up in the city and is yet to rule out a return this summer.
  • DeMarcus Cousins joining Golden State Warriors

    DeMarcus Cousins joining Golden State Warriors

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    Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists and a 35.4 percent 3-point shooting average last season in 48 games with the Pelicans. Former Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the Golden State Warriors , a league source confirmed.
  • Alexis Sanchez reveals why he wants Belgium to win World Cup

    Alexis Sanchez reveals why he wants Belgium to win World Cup

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    Monday's other last-16 game sees a much-fancied Belgium take on a Japan side who are dreaming of reaching the quarters for the first time after scraping through their group thanks to their fair-play record. "We have to play football to beat Mexico". Nishino, who was the JFA's technical director, was given the task of rebuilding trust in the Japan camp, and the team's performances in Russian Federation show that the players responded positively.