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Aliou Cisse was captain of the famous Senegal side that shocked the world in 2002 by beating France, the winners of the World Cup in 1998. In the 2014 World Cup, Samurai Blue supporters brought big trash bags with them for use after the match with Colombia in Recife, Brazil.
  • Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid forward to stay at La Liga club

    Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid forward to stay at La Liga club

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    Griezmann can now fully focus on France's World Cup campaign which gets underway against Australia in Kazan on Saturday. Griezmann scored 29 goals in 48 games for Atletico last season, as Diego Simeone's men battled to second place in La Liga and also lifted the Europa League.
  • Who will win the Golden Boot? Lionel Messi? Neymar?

    Who will win the Golden Boot? Lionel Messi? Neymar?

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    It is actually a wonder Argentina's problems do not run deeper, given how the AFA was operating without a president for nearly two years after board members were embroiled in the Federation Internationale de Football Association scandal and the organisation flirted with bankruptcy.
  • Liverpool to be first opponents at Tottenham’s new stadium

    Liverpool to be first opponents at Tottenham’s new stadium

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    The coaching staff were keen to place a home game within the early fixtures so we shall have one home game at Wembley. The games against Manchester United will first be staged at the Etihad Stadium on 10 November, while the game across the city at Old Trafford will be featured on 16 March.
  • Cecchinato vows to prove French Open semi-final outing was no fluke

    Cecchinato vows to prove French Open semi-final outing was no fluke

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    Once Nadal stole the opener with a break in the 10th game, it was one-way traffic as he left Del Potro trailing in a cloud of Parisian clay dust to set up a final against Dominic Thiem. Thiem has shown in the past that there is a way to beat Nadal on a clay court by simply hitting every ball as hard as he can. Cecchinato, whose career was nearly derailed two years ago by a match-fixing scandal before his name was cleared, stopped the rot in the sixth game.
  • Harry Kane says England will be 'aggressive and brave' at World Cup

    Harry Kane says England will be 'aggressive and brave' at World Cup

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    England manager Gareth Southgate has insisted that club rivalries will not taint his side's hopes of enjoying a successful World Cup campaign in Russian Federation. "Everybody wants the end result, and everyone wants to go and win". "I'm confident it won't happen - I won't say 100 per cent because you never know in football - but in this team we wear our heart on our sleeve".
  • Democrats Invite Golden State Warriors To Congress

    Democrats Invite Golden State Warriors To Congress

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    Monday, Warriors general manager Bob Myers-the man who assembled this absurd roster-said the team will do whatever it takes to bring back K.D. He said the back-to-back Finals MVP could have " whatever he wants ". But Myers walked back his claim at the Warriors championship parade by making an odd joke on stage at Durant's expense. Then there was Nick Young, who, after winning his first National Basketball Association title in as many seasons with the Warriors, declared that he would no ...
  • Pederson: Eagles moving on from White House saga

    Pederson: Eagles moving on from White House saga

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    Several members of the Eagles , including safety Malcolm Jenkins - one of the leaders of the Players Coalition - and defensive end Chris Long , said before Trump extended the invitation that they would not attend if invited. "Honoring America! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms", the president tweeted . Trump previously stated that he agreed with the NFL's decision but, in a tweet on Tuesday, wrote: "Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful ...
  • Harry Kane signs new 6-year contract with Tottenham

    Harry Kane signs new 6-year contract with Tottenham

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    Tottenham are due to return to White Hart Lane next season, after a season as tenants at Wembley. Kane's deal is expected to be announced later today, while further extensions are expected to follow, with fellow England worldwide Dele Alli in similar discussions with the club.
  • Ronaldo can't block Neymar move, says Marcelo

    Ronaldo can't block Neymar move, says Marcelo

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    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo wishes to stay in Europe if he carries out his threat of leaving the Spanish capital this summer - ruling out any potential move to Major League Soccer or the Chinese Super League at this stage of his career.
  • LeBron James Prioritizing Family, Championship Contention In Decision

    LeBron James Prioritizing Family, Championship Contention In Decision

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    The similarities saw the Golden State Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Larry O'Brien trophy, just like the 2015 champs did past year over the 2016 winners. "The Bay Area allows me to be who I am, as a city, to just blend in, and the team allows me to do the same thing", Durant said. James did not make a field goal.
  • Muguruza dominates Sharapova, Halep also into French Open semifinals

    Muguruza dominates Sharapova, Halep also into French Open semifinals

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    Meanwhile, 2017 US Open victor Sloane Stephens will be facing Madison Keys in the other semi-final. The top-seed finished at the receiving end here in 2014 (to Maria Sharapova ) and 2017 (to Jelena Ostapenko , against who she led by a set and 3-0), besides making the final in Melbourne , where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki in January.
  • Capitals beat Golden Knights to win their first Stanley Cup

    Capitals beat Golden Knights to win their first Stanley Cup

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    They turned M&T Bank Stadium red for the Capitals for their Game 4 win and changed their Twitter handle to all capital letters in favor of the #ALLCAPS social media campaign for Washington . It sometimes forces GMs to give up players that they would actually like to keep, but can no longer afford and in the 2017 expansion draft it meant that McPhee (with the financial backing of Foley) had some options he wouldn't otherwise have had.
  • Ronaldo and Neymar could play for Madrid together - Marcelo

    Ronaldo and Neymar could play for Madrid together - Marcelo

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    The reigning Ballon d'Or victor claimed he will be talking about his future in the days to come, but is yet to reaffirm the club's fans that he is staying in Spain for another year. "One day Neymar will play for Real Madrid". "I've yet to understand how the Ballon D'or works", said Marcelo. "I don't know when". Marcelo also said that five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo was in line to take the trophy again for 2018, while Neymar would win it for sure in future as he would "be as good as ...
  • Nadal loses first French Open set for three years

    Nadal loses first French Open set for three years

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    Losing the first set was a moment of unwanted history for the veteran as it was the first he'd dropped at Roland Garros since 2015, having won his last 37 successive sets in the French Open . Schwartzman , who had never even reached a Grand Slam quarter-final until last year's US Open, broke first in the second set as Nadal uncharacteristically blew a 40-15 lead, capped by two wild forehands.
  • LeBron James Shouldn't be the Finals MVP

    LeBron James Shouldn't be the Finals MVP

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    Another chance was wasted, and the season is now just about over. Kendrick Perkins had a warning for the Warriors before Game 3 of the NBA Finals . They were asking for trouble. "I'm optimistic Andre will play at some point in the series", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said on Sunday. They're going to be ready and fired up.
  • Warriors beat Cavaliers to close in on second straight title

    Warriors beat Cavaliers to close in on second straight title

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    It's a notion that later made Durant laugh. It was the definition of a dagger. Another momentous shot for Durant. The box score told a big part of the story - 43 points on only 23 shots, with 13 rebounds and seven assists. "In some cases, you have to be nearly flawless". "It's an important conversation, but you can't control what other people try to do, or try to control the narrative or things like that", Curry said.
  • Stanley, Niemann lead as Spieth misses cut at Memorial

    Stanley, Niemann lead as Spieth misses cut at Memorial

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    Among those three off the lead were Hideki Matsuyama (71), who earned his first PGA Tour title at the Memorial three years ago, and Jason Day, a former world No. It was the first time he has had a share of the lead after any round in his 40th start on the PGA Tour. Justin Rose dropped two shots over the last three holes for a 69 and was four back.
  • Former quarterback Oliver Luck to become XFL commissioner

    Former quarterback Oliver Luck to become XFL commissioner

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    The 58-year-old also has held notable positions with Major League Soccer and the Houston Sports Authority. Oliver Luck , the former West Virginia athletic director and the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck , will be running the league.
  • Dimitrov To Step Away From Tennis After French Open Exit

    Dimitrov To Step Away From Tennis After French Open Exit

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    He may have had to call two medical timeouts for a neck and right leg injury, but chance after chance was squandered. He might want to re-assess, after he downed 12-times major victor Novak Djokovic on Tuesday to become the first Italian man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final in 40 years.