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Brazil Beats Mexico 2×0 to Reach 2018 World Cup Quarters

In the 51st minute, Neymar pushed the ball up the left side of the field, before making a sharp turn towards the center just before getting to the box. Firstly, Layun was picked up by cameras actually lifting Neymar on the turf after he believed him to be feigning injury. Instead of Neymar , it's been Coutino who has been Brazil's leading man at this World Cup but his passes were being cut, his shots at goal being blocked or sailing wide.

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Mass brawl erupts in Australia, Philippines basketball game

Australian journalist Alex Hart tweeted: "What a disgrace". In further freakish scenes after the game was abandoned, the Filipino team were seen smiling and taking selfies on court, something Moore described as "strange". In a press conference on Tuesday, Moore reiterated his sentiments but criticised the involvement of the home fans in the brawl. "You see little altercations between players on court, but when it spills over you've got the Filipino bench, staff coming on and throwing ...

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Boogie Bomb: Warriors set to add DeMarcus Cousins to lineup

The Warriors , predictably, were thrilled by a move that gives them a player who averaged 25.2 points last season before getting hurt and has averaged 21.5 points and 11 rebounds for his career. The move had been expected for months - OK, maybe more than a year - until ESPN reported Wednesday that pressure was mounting on the L.A. Lakers to acquire Kawhi Leonard in a trade with the San Antonio Spurs before James' June 29 deadline to decline his player option.

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NBA Draft 2018: Cavaliers not shopping Kevin Love, report says

The Cavaliers drafted Collin Sexton at No. 8. LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's National Basketball Association draft. "If you could somehow land a player like him in a trade prior to the draft ... shortly after the draft, I certainly think that would impact LeBron's thinking".

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Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

After a tense affair at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium Croatia book their quarter-final ticket after beating Denmark 3-2 on penalties. The Barcelona midfielder's victor came after Milan Badelj and Josip Pivaric saw their penalties saved by Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel , who also saved an extra time penalty from Luka Modric .

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Croatia edges Denmark in penalty shootout to reach quarterfinals

Denmark got off to the flawless start in the first minute, when Mathias Jorgensen scored his first goal for his country, as he poked a shot that sneaks under keeper Danijel Subasic . Croatia and Denmark are meeting for the sixth time; their head-to-head record is perfectly balanced, with two wins each and one draw. Denmark have scored 7 and conceded 12.

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Denmark head coach Hareide told Fifa.com: "Christian has played a fantastic qualification campaign". - Denmark's knockout stage matches in the World Cup have produced 4.75 goals per game (19 goals in 4 matches). "It is a stern test for us, but it is high time that this generation hurdles this obstacle which we haven't hurdled since 1998". For Denmark , the creative spark will come from Christian Eriksen , who is allowed pretty much a free role in midfield.

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Russian Federation stun Spain on penalties to make last eight

While Russia arrived at the finals win-less in eight months before finding some badly-needed form, one of their better results in that period came in a 3-3 draw with Spain last November. Subs - Granat 5, Smolov 6, Cheryshev 6, Erokhin 5. And from it, they won a penalty when Dzubya leapt to win the ball and it hit Pique's raised hand - and after a moment's hesitation, the referee pointed to the spot and booked the defender .

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Cristiano Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup exit

The Paris Saint-Germain striker had put Uruguay ahead early on by bundling Luis Suarez's cross home with his face after just seven minutes. According to Federation Internationale de Football Association, at 31 he is the oldest Uruguayan to score a World Cup brace, 108 days older than Diego Forlan who scored twice against South Africa in 2010.

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England fans go through the motions during Belgium defeat

Don't take it personally, Japan, but it's hard for me to get enthused about watching you against Belgium . There have been two games so far that have produced seven goals in each. Every game has guaranteed at least a goal, with an average of 2.7 goals scored already. However, Bulgaria's rough treatment of Pele forced him to miss their next match, a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Hungary.

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LeBron James’ decision to opt out narrow his potential landing spots

Houston would have to gut their roster to even make this possible and it's extremely unlikely any of the parties involved would be in favor of that. The Cavaliers can offer James the most money under National Basketball Association rules, a five-year deal worth $209 million, and he could also sign a short-term deal.

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Japan milk 'fair play' system in wretched World Cup defeat to Poland

For the first time in the history of the World Cup , a team has advanced on the fair play tiebreaker, and for the first time since 1982, No African team would be in the last 16. Cisse said they had been well aware of the rules and that they had to be respected. Senegal and Japan were tied at four points apiece when the Japanese lost to Poland the same Wednesday.

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Gareth Southgate: England players fully behind my Belgium decisions

I can't imagine a situation where I talk to the players about anything else. John Adamson, 48, of Ryhope, said: "The other two matches we've looked like we've got loads of goals in us but tonight, maybe because there were so many changes to the side, we didn't seem to have anywhere near as much threat".

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Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan help India beat Ireland in Dublin T20

It's the dress rehearsal before the actual test but India would do well not to let the guard down when they take on a lowly but effervescent Ireland in a two-match T20 rubber, starting tomorrow. Moreover, he also mentioned that the players in the squad , who didn't get an opportunity in the first contest, will get a chance in today's encounter.

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Uruguay punish sluggish Russian Federation to top Group A

A resultant corner from one such strike brought the third goal as Cavani was close at hand to nod in after the goalkeeper had done well to keep out a glancing header from Godin. The Paris Saint-Germain forward put a rebound into the left corner of the net after Diego Godin's header was parried by Akinfeev . We wanted to win; we did not watch where we were playing.

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Brazil beats Serbia 2-0 to set up Mexico clash

The match at Moscow's Spartak Stadium began at a ferocious tempo and Brazil left-back Marcelo was an early casualty, limping off after ten minutes to be replaced by Filipe Luis. Switzerland, 2-2 winners over Costa Rica finished second and will now face Denmark, who overhauled Mexico at the top of Group F on goal difference having crushed the North Americans 3-0.

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Mexico routed but advances at World Cup thanks to South Korea

Heung-Min Son then added a second late on to shock Germany 2-0. Germany have come under fire from the Sweden coach, who said the German bench's celebrations were insensitive to their opponents. Brandt, who struck the post ahead of Kroos' victor, insists the result has brought the team closer by proving what they can do when they band together.

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Gareth Southgate: ‘Let Germany defeat be a warning for England’

The Thursday game will decide who wins Group G. Dier sat alongside Southgate for Wednesday's press conference and the England manager confirmed that the versatile Spurs man would indeed start for their final group game. Expect drama and entertainment aplenty after impressive displays from both teams so far. One of the players Jones knows best of all is Old Trafford team-mate Romelu Lukaku , who is one behind Golden Boot rival Harry Kane in the tournament's scoring charts.

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Hamilton tops charts on first day of French GP practice

I hope so because Lewis s time was pretty quick. Quite how the Dutch 20-year-old deals with a new track remains to be seen as Red Bull try to get the most out of their Renault engine before switching to Honda from next year. Hamilton's Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas , also with a new Mercedes engine in his vehicle, was second fastest in the initial stint but seventh in the second after his auto developed a water leak.

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Lukaku & Hazard star as impressive Belgium cruise past Tunisia

As I have said before when we were drawn in this group we knew very well that the Belgian team was a very strong team but we are ready and hopefully God-willing we will be able to avoid the mistakes we made against England. "I think he is like other players, well aware that we must keep working, keep getting better as a team". Belgium break when Mertens siezes a loose Tunisian pass on the half-way line.

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Egypt manager Hector Cuper believes Mohamed Salah will play on

The Liverpool forward gave Egypt the lead with a brilliant lob over keeper Yasser Al-Mosailem in the 22nd minute. However, Fahad Al-Muwallad superb penalty was saved by Egyptian legend Essam El Hadary in the 41st minute. El-Hadary pulled off a stunning stop, making him the oldest goalkeeper to save a penalty at the tournament. He smashed the age record set by Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon , who was aged 43 years and three days when he played against Japan in Brazil in 2014.

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Michigan Basketball: Could Moe Wagner be the Lakers Kevin Love?

Going even further, would that team be good enough to defeat Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals? The Pacers will decline Stephenson's $4.36 million team option for next season, making him an unrestricted free agent.

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Ronaldo misses penalty but Portugal through to last 16

Spain twice came from behind against Morocco to win Group B on Monday. Australia's situation is much more complicated. A point for Spain against Morocco would see them qualify. With one game left to play, the World Cup group stages will begin to be decided. What can happen? Belgium play England on Thursday night with the victor taking the top spot.

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NBA Draft 2018: Who Are The Biggest Winners And Losers?

Ayton boasts impressive physical tools, as his 7-foot-1 frame, 7-foot-6 wingspan and 9-foot-3 standing reach would indicate. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar.

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Maurizio Sarri’s agents in London to finalise Chelsea FC move

Now, Sarri looks set to try his luck after telling friends that he wants to take Mertens with him to Chelsea . Sarri particularly wants to recruit a new midfielder and was impressed with Vecino's performances last season in Serie A, with the Uruguayan's passing and energy a ideal fit.