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Mexicans celebrated their momentous World Cup win again Germany so hard they caused an quake, according to officials in the Central American country. "I'm not happy with this result". We had 20 chances, but too many shots were off target . Werner, the golden boot victor when Germany lifted the Confederations Cup past year, is still a work in progress and it showed in Moscow.
  • Retired tennis star Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity

    Retired tennis star Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity

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    Lawyers Sylvester Amiel Lewin and Horne lodged a claim asserting immunity in the High Court yesterday. Former German tennis player Boris Becker addresses the media during a news conference of the German Tennis Federation DTB in Frankfurt, Germany, in August 2017.
  • Lozano, Mexico top Germany in thrilling Group F opener

    Lozano, Mexico top Germany in thrilling Group F opener

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    Since 2002, three of the five reigning champions have failed to win their opening game at the World Cup. "In many previous tournaments we've always won the first match but we have to accept it", Loew said. According to Mexico fans, that'd be the Alabama Crimson Tide, of course! "The #sismo detected in Mexico City originated artificially". The Germans, branded an "embarrassment" in their home press, should still qualify, with a final group game against South Korea.
  • Festival of goals at Russia's World Cup opening ceremony

    Festival of goals at Russia's World Cup opening ceremony

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    From a 17-year-old Pele flourishing at the World Cup to James Rodriguez's standout 2014 performance, things get better before, after and during the World Cup for everyone. He was sent on loan to Valencia and was subjected to humiliating taunts in a game at the Nou Camp from Barcelona fans, who chanted "Cheryshev we love you" for his role in one of their rivals' most embarrassing episodes in recent memory.
  • Thiem and Nadal win in straight sets to reach French Open final

    Thiem and Nadal win in straight sets to reach French Open final

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    Others - including USA former tennis great Billie Jean King and ex-male professional James Blake - praised Nadal's victory, which was dominant despite an injury scare with hand cramp in the latter stages of the third set. "To me it's still been two great weeks", Thiem told the Philippe Chatrier centre court and his opponent. It was his best performance of the fortnight, as Nadal confirmed on court, just when he needed it most.
  • Michael Porter's draft roller coaster takes drastic turns

    Michael Porter's draft roller coaster takes drastic turns

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    This draft season, that player is Michael Porter Jr . who missed most of his freshman season at Missouri following lower back surgery. Porter's agency, Priority Sports, has been transparent with teams throughout the pre-draft process, and informed teams Thursday that his MRI had "an even more positive review" compared to a recent examination, and he could reschedule the workout assessment for later Friday, league sources said.
  • Mile Jedinak goal unable to prevent defeat in controversy filled game

    Mile Jedinak goal unable to prevent defeat in controversy filled game

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    The Atletico Madrid striker's fierce spot-kick was cancelled out just four minutes later by another penalty, Aston Villa midfielder Mile Jedinak slotting home after Samuel Umtiti handled in the area. The referee did not give award a penalty to Griezmann who was adjudged to have gone down too easily but the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) saw play halted for a replay of the incident.
  • Brother of NBA player Zach Randolph killed in Marion

    Brother of NBA player Zach Randolph killed in Marion

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    Sacramento Kings star Zach Randolph's (right) brother (who is not pictured) was shot and killed outside of a bar in IN on Saturday, June 16, 2018 . Roger Randolph was killed in an early morning shooting at a bar in Marion. There was a hearing last week in that case, which was unresolved. In a statement, Kings General Manager Vlade Divac called Randolph's death "tragic", adding "our prayers, heartfelt condolences and thoughts are with Zach and his family during this painful and hard time".
  • Own goal in injury time lifts Iran over Morocco at World Cup

    Own goal in injury time lifts Iran over Morocco at World Cup

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    Iran's forward Karim Ansari Fard (L) and Iran's defender Roozbeh Cheshmi celebrate after the final whistle of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Morocco and Iran at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 15, 2018.
  • Why Jose Mourinho is fuming about Liverpool's EPL fixture list

    Why Jose Mourinho is fuming about Liverpool's EPL fixture list

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    Securing their second fourth-place finish in succession was still a cause for some celebration, and it means they will enjoy back-to-back seasons in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2009-10. Arsenal will begin proceedings by hosting the reigning champions at the Emirates before travelling to Stamford Bridge the following weekend. Oof.
  • Poulsen goal powers Denmark to win over Peru

    Poulsen goal powers Denmark to win over Peru

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    Denmark has a good chance of scoring on a set piece, and Peru likely will create a number of chances for its three-pronged attack of Jefferson Farfan , Edison Flores and Paolo Guerrero . Peru has four World Cup appearances. The penalty was awarded after Gambian referee Bakary Gassama used the video assistant referee system to decide Poulsen had tripped Cueva in the penalty area.
  • Seven injured as taxi runs into crowd in Moscow

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    Russia is now hosting the World Cup and Moscow is one of 11 Russian cities where tournament games are being played. The driver of the licensed cab, who was arrested by the police, turned out to have Kyrgyz driving license. An ambulance is parked near a damaged taxi, which ran into crowds of people in central Moscow , Russia June 16, 2018. "Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government ...
  • Rickie Fowler shoots third round 84 at US Open

    Rickie Fowler shoots third round 84 at US Open

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    Odd never won again on the PGA Tour after clinching his second successive U.S. Open title in 1989, at the age of 34. "It feels like the last three years I have only had three majors to target and this one has been a write-off!" Woods finished the day with four birdies, four bogeys and a double-bogey.
  • Former assistant Nick Nurse takes over as Toronto Raptors head coach

    Former assistant Nick Nurse takes over as Toronto Raptors head coach

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    Nurse follows the most successful head coach in Raptors history, fired after a year that saw 59 regular-season victories and the club's first No. 1 playoff seed. Nurse, an Iowa native, is a veteran coach who has worked in myriad organizations. I've had guys similar to him in my coaching past. There would have been a complete overhaul to the system if the Raptors had chose to go with San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina.
  • Konta & Boulter into the Nature Valley Open quarter-finals

    Konta & Boulter into the Nature Valley Open quarter-finals

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    But Konta responded with an instant break of her own and went on to secure the tiebreak and set up a quarterfinal match with Slovenia's Dalila Jakupovic . "She's a Grand Slam victor, and it's the first one of those that I've beaten", Boulter said. Her opponent in the last eight will be British world No.156 Katie Boulter , who claimed one of the best victories of her career against former US Open champion Sam Stosur .