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He has since represented clubs as varied as Burnley, Oldham and Sheffield Wednesday before getting the call to experience life in the Premier League . The former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach was said to be impressed with Lee Grant's performances last season with Stoke City even though the club eventually lost their Premier League status.
  • 'It's easy for me' - Kane finding England captaincy a breeze

    'It's easy for me' - Kane finding England captaincy a breeze

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    Emil Forsberg's deflected strike booked Sweden a place in the World Cup quarter-finals after a 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday afternoon. "We still have a long way to go in this tournament", Kane, who also scored in the shootout, said as the expectations of England fans rise at the prospect of a less than intimidating match with Sweden and a semi-final against Russian Federation or Croatia.
  • Organisers Make Move To Ban Chris Froome From The Tour De France

    Organisers Make Move To Ban Chris Froome From The Tour De France

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    In response to the report, a Team Sky spokesperson said: "We are confident that Chris will be riding the Tour as we know he has done nothing wrong". Team Sky are "confident" Chris Froome will take part in this year's Tour de France . UCI president David Lappartient reacted to the story on the sidelines of the French national championships. Team Sky have yet to unveil their eight-strong team.
  • Australias Finch smashes own record for highest T20I score

    Australias Finch smashes own record for highest T20I score

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    Aaron Finch's score of 172 runs is a new record for the highest T20I score. 2 - Aaron Finch holds the record for the second highest score in the history of T20s. Australia's T20 captain attempted a cut shot against a Blessing Muzarabani delivery outside the off-stump but he overbalanced in the process and ended up dislodging the bail when his bat hit the stump.
  • Real Madrid linked to $116M offer from Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real Madrid linked to $116M offer from Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo

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    Sources told ESPN Deportes' Paola Nunez that the " Jugones " story means that Real Madrid are at least considering the possibility of negotiations with Juventus . Ronaldo has many personal accolades including five Ballon d'Or awards plus team victories in La Liga, Champions League with Real Madrid and Manchester United and the Euro Cup in 2016 with Portugal but they failed to advance past the Round Of 16 with a loss to Uruguay in the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
  • Japan internationals Keisuke Honda and Makoto Hasebe retire

    Japan internationals Keisuke Honda and Makoto Hasebe retire

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    Martinez added: 'Physically we finished the game really strong. A Japan fan tidies up the stadium after the loss to Belgium . Need further proof the Japanese players have the kind of manners that would make your parents want to invite them around for a holiday meal? The Samurai Blue of Japan were eliminated from World Cup play on Monday.
  • Uruguay 'worried' by Cavani's injury

    Uruguay 'worried' by Cavani's injury

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    After the match, Portugal coach Fernando Santos couldn't come to terms with the result. While it isn't inconceivable that the pair will play a role in Qatar in 2022, as they continue to perform wonders at club level, Ronaldo (33) and Messi (31) will certainly be at an age when most footballers are thinking of hanging up their boots.
  • Trapped Thai Soccer Team Sends a Message From the Cave

    Trapped Thai Soccer Team Sends a Message From the Cave

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    The massive rescue effort also drew assistance from foreign experts in achieving a breakthrough. The Thai navy is already doing this short-term, sending teams with high-protein liquid food to feed the boys, keep them company and explore the cave infrastructure where they are to ensure it is safe.
  • Russian Federation knocks out Spain in World Cup penalty shootout

    Russian Federation knocks out Spain in World Cup penalty shootout

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    Akinfeev saved spot kicks by Koke and Iago Aspas after both teams had scored two apiece in what was Russia's first World Cup penalty shootout , to send his team to the last eight after a lacklustre 1-1 draw over 120 minutes. Russian striker Artem Dzyuba converted the penalty into a goal as Spanish goalkeeper David DeGea jumped to the wrong side. It was a painful World Cup exit for Spain and coach Fernando Hierro, who replaced Julen Lopetegui, fired on the eve of the tournament ...
  • England end penalty trauma by beating Colombia for place in quarters

    England end penalty trauma by beating Colombia for place in quarters

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    But from the moment they tugged and grappled England players at the first corner, it was clear that Colombia only had one approach. England's penalty was a logical outcome, but there was far more drama. It's an issue Southgate will have to resolve fast, and he may have to turn to Ruben Loftus-Cheek to help out. Fans of the Three Lions called it a headbutt; fans of Colombia called it a flop.
  • Cameron Bancroft targets Australia return after 'rollercoaster' suspension

    Cameron Bancroft targets Australia return after 'rollercoaster' suspension

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    The duo were barred from taking part in any form of competitive cricket by Cricket Australia in the aftermath of the ball-tampering incident in South Africa . "I speak to them quite regularly, at least every week, whether that's a phone call or messages", Bancroft said on Saturday. Warner has been cast as the scapegoat after what happened three months ago, but he added: "Everyone's entitled to their own opinion".
  • German FA concede humbling group stage exit was deserved

    German FA concede humbling group stage exit was deserved

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    Brazil may be hot favourites to beat Mexico and advance to the World Cup quarter-finals but midfielder Casemiro pointed to the already departed Germans as proof that, in football, favouritism counts for nothing. Juan Carlos Osorio's side provided one of the early shocks of the tournament when they beat Germany 1-0. Brazil are now the highest-ranked team left in the tournament according to Federation Internationale de Football Association.
  • Molinari finishes up with historic showing

    Molinari finishes up with historic showing

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    He continued to home in on the pins with his approach shots as he set off on the back nine, but missed birdie putts from inside 10 feet at the 10th and 11th holes took the wind out of his sails. The 21-year-old Kinhult, ranked 183 in the world, maintained his two-stroke overnight advantage ahead of playing partner Chris Wood on 10-under-par for the tournament.
  • Julius Randle asked the Lakers to renounce his rights

    Julius Randle asked the Lakers to renounce his rights

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    Next up, Los Angeles had to figure out what to do with its biggest restricted free agent: Julius Randle . Monday afternoon the Lakers reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with veteran point guard Rajon Rondo . Any hope that Los Angeles would let the young guys grow next to LeBron is all but out the window. Rajon Rondo drives past the Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala.
  • Roger Federer finds Wimbledon 2018 opener ‘nerve-racking’

    Roger Federer finds Wimbledon 2018 opener ‘nerve-racking’

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    However, Uniqlo has confirmed the change with a tweet announcing Federer as its new global brand ambassador, though the tennis great is still wearing Nike trainers. Gosh, how long? Did he put a time limit on it? But as the Japanese company does not make tennis shoes, it appears likely he will continue to wear his Nike trainers.