• Iceland's hero keeper Hannes Halldorsson did homework to psych out Lionel Messi
Iceland's hero keeper Hannes Halldorsson did homework to psych out Lionel Messi

Sergio Aguero gave the South Americans the lead in the 19th minute with a brilliant finish on the turn from 12 metres. The two-time champions Argentina arrived in Russian Federation dogged by poor form, injuries and controversy as they take on Iceland in their first group match.

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  • Every goal scored from every game in Russian Federation
Every goal scored from every game in Russian Federation

After Cheryshev's first goal, Artyom Dzyuba made an instant impact off the bench to make it 3-0 in the 71st with a header from Golovin's cross. Villarreal man Cheryshev blasted home Russia's second on the 43rd-minute mark before scoring a handsome goal with the outside of his left foot to make it 4-0 in the second half.

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  • Nadal has no obsession to hunt down Federer tally
Nadal has no obsession to hunt down Federer tally

Rafael Nadal would love to surpass Roger Federer's men's record of 20 Grand Slam titles but says he is not "crazy" about catching his great rival. Juan Martin del Potro, who was run ragged by the world number one on Court Philippe Chatrier in this year's semi-finals, was right to state that it's nearly impossible to beat Nadal on clay.

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  • Zach Johnson critical of US Open: 'They've lost the course'
Zach Johnson critical of US Open: 'They've lost the course'

Nobody realistically expects Woods to win another, stalling out at 14 in perpetuity, an incredible career that still feels a bit wasted. Dustin Johnson , the man of few emotions navigated himself across the tenacious Shinnecock Hills Golf Course on Friday morning easily while others still could not figure out the ups and downs of the South H...

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  • Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C
Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

Goal-line technology also helped France win the match after Paul Pogba's 81st minute effort was ruled to have crossed the line. "He was standing very close to the moment of the penalty, and he said directly, "Go (play) on". Nobody expected we could play this way against France . Samuel Umtiti was involved in one of the most weird moments...

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  • Porter Jr. Cancels Workout Over Major Spasms
Porter Jr. Cancels Workout Over Major Spasms

All the chatter and pre-Draft workouts lead us to an updated mock draft, so here we go with 3.0! He had an MRI on his hip on Thursday, which came back clean, and will be re-evaluated by his doctors Thursday night, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports .

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  • Last-minute own goal is first World Cup devastation
Last-minute own goal is first World Cup devastation

Over the course of the game, both teams had numerous chances to score, but sloppy finishing coupled with last-ditch defending meant the scoreline was deadlocked until the very end of the match. Iran face Spain in their next Group B match on June 20, before playing Portugal five days later. They are just football players. "We come here without ...

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  • Tottenham confirm first game at new stadium vs Liverpool in September
Tottenham confirm first game at new stadium vs Liverpool in September

The home fixture against the Reds follows Matchday Four of the Champions League (6/7 November), while the return derby takes place after the Round of 16 knock-out stages (5/6 or 12/13 March). Tottenham has three away games in its first four fixtures. Few supporters will relish the new campaign more than those of Wolves, Cardiff City and Fulham,...

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  • Denmark hold on to deny Peru in Group C thriller
Denmark hold on to deny Peru in Group C thriller

Despite creating 14 chances and having 17 shots, Peru hit the target just six times , never truly testing Kasper Schmeichel as much as they should have given their overall domination of the match. And in keeping a clean sheet, Schmeichel broke a national record of his father's, going 534 minutes without conceding a goal for Denmark - his fat...

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  • Eight people injured after taxi hits crowds in Moscow
Eight people injured after taxi hits crowds in Moscow

Among the injured included Mexican fans who were gearing up to watch their nation's opening World Cup game against Germany tomorrow. The cabbie abandoned his vehicle and tried to flee - but was soon arrested, according to local press reports.

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  • Marcus Rashford set to return to full training after knee injury
Marcus Rashford set to return to full training after knee injury

I think you know in your own head where you want to be and where you want to get to as a professional footballer. "I don't think it would affect me mentally", said Delph, when asked about the impending birth of his child. Not to mention a back three of Kyle Walker, John Stones and Harry Maguire with Kieran Trippier deployed to the right. "I d...

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  • Phil Mickelson takes 2-shot penalty for hitting a moving golf ball!
Phil Mickelson takes 2-shot penalty for hitting a moving golf ball!

Piercy's day was not without regrets, especially when he three-putted from 4 feet for bogey on the par-5 16th. Joe Buck announced after Mickelson had made par at the next hole that his score on the 13th had been changed to a sextuple-bogey 10.

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  • Egypt star Salah rested for Russia & Saudi Arabia admits Cuper
Egypt star Salah rested for Russia & Saudi Arabia admits Cuper

Uruguay and Russian Federation sit top of Group A after the match, with Egypt taking on the hosts on Tuesday before Saudi Arabia play Uruguay on Wednesday. Luis Suarez will be chasing redemption on Friday when Uruguay face Egypt in his first World Cup appearance since being thrown out of the tournament in 2014 for biting Italian defender...

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  • Word Cup Report: Russia v Saudi Arabia 14 June 2018
Word Cup Report: Russia v Saudi Arabia 14 June 2018

It was all over in the 71st minute when Aleksandr Golovin made another assist, this time for Artem Dzyuba who's header was unstoppable for Saudi's goalkeeper. Yellow Card: Aleksandr Golovin is shown the first yellow card of the tournament. Saudi Arabia got their first chance at goal when Mohammed Al Sahlawi's left footed shot f...

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  • Taxi ploughs into pedestrians in Moscow injuring eight
Taxi ploughs into pedestrians in Moscow injuring eight

The agency that monitors Moscow's traffic safety said the driver is a citizen of the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan who told police that the crash was not intentional. The driver then fled, pursued by several passers-by. The driver of the taxi has been detained, officials said. The driver, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, said he did not act on...

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  • Mickelson throws 'putting tantrum' at US Open
Mickelson throws 'putting tantrum' at US Open

But ultimately, Mickelson carded a sextuple bogey - eight actual strokes at the ball, plus two extra for the penalty. Mickelson later said he did not mean the shot to be disrespectful, saying there was "no question" the ball was going to roll off the green, and he chose to take the penalty rather than the alternative.

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  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio
Spurs' Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio

The Kawhi Leonard saga has reached the next level. The Spurs won, 98-96. Leonard eventually sought a second opinion and began working with his advisors and doctors, outside of the Spurs' counsel. Here's a look at some moves that could make sense for the Spurs as they stare down one of the most important offseasons in the franchise's storied histo...

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  • Highlights: Afghanistan hit back in last session
Highlights: Afghanistan hit back in last session

To watch a live stream of the India vs. Afghanistan first and only Test cricket match from Bangalore , India , in the United States, the only source is the USA affiliate of India streaming site Hotstar at this link . Those of you looking to catch the action online can access hotstar.com to watch the live streaming of India vs Afgh...

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  • Russian Federation 2018: Dogara urges Super Eagles to make Nigerians proud
Russian Federation 2018: Dogara urges Super Eagles to make Nigerians proud

Odion Ighalo one the players the German tactician expects to rise to the occasion said the team knows what is at stake and will not disappoint. " Nigeria traditionally have thrived in major tournaments, but their biggest difficulty will be getting out of the group", Kuffour tells KweséESPN.

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  • 'Genius' Messi can lead Argentina to World Cup glory, insists coach Sampaoli
'Genius' Messi can lead Argentina to World Cup glory, insists coach Sampaoli

The game is taking place at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Messi was devastated by Argentina's loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, with the agony compounded by back-to-back Copa America defeats to Chile in 2015 and 2016.Despite his achievements with Barcelona, the five-time world player of the year is yet to win a major worldwide tournam...

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  • Balance essential for Deschamps if France want to dream big
Balance essential for Deschamps if France want to dream big

Didier Deschamps has star studded squad including Antoine Griezmann , Paul Pogba , Kylian Mbappe and N'Golo Kante . France will get their campaign underway on Saturday when they face Group C rivals Australia. He may have realised that they were one level lower than what he was looking for . Mbappé has started each of France's last sev...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores hattrick to earn Portugal a thrilling draw against Spain
Cristiano Ronaldo scores hattrick to earn Portugal a thrilling draw against Spain

Although De Gea attempted to distract Ronaldo before the former Manchester United man took the spot-kick, he sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to make yet more history, becoming the first player to score in eight consecutive worldwide tournaments.

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  • US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup
US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

Mexico previously hosted the World Cup in 1970 and 1986, while Canada has never hosted. The former Nigeria worldwide striker had earlier made an impassioned plea to the Congress to back a bid for another World Cup in Africa after South Africa hosted the 2010 tournament.

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  • India v Afghanistan: Test debutants beaten inside two days
India v Afghanistan: Test debutants beaten inside two days

More importantly, they sucked up 103 deliveries and underlined their approach to play out time. While more four-day games and Tests were part of his advocate for Afghanistan , Rahane also pointed out how the methods used in preparations can help them go a long way.

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  • Woods misses US Open cut as big names continue to struggle
Woods misses US Open cut as big names continue to struggle

He was now 11 over and needing to make up ground on a hard course coming in to have a chance at the weekend. Spieth missed a 4-foot par putt on No. Poulter's world ranking left this year's trip to Shinnecock in no doubt, but just two months ago, he missed qualifying for the Masters for the second straight year.

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  • Arsenal in advanced talks to sign Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen
Arsenal in advanced talks to sign Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen

Let's take a spin through Tuesday's headlines. Arsenal are keen to quickly conclude their £26.4 million (€30m) deal to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira and are willing to conduct the midfielder's medical in Russian Federation, according to reports in Italy.

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  • Uruguay star Suarez in final shot at World Cup redemption
Uruguay star Suarez in final shot at World Cup redemption

In the second match of the day, Portugal begin their tournament on Friday against Iberian neighbours Spain and are aiming to do something that only three teams have ever done before by winning the World Cup immediately after winning the Euros.

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  • Iran World Cup team scrambling for shoes after Nike withdraws support
Iran World Cup team scrambling for shoes after Nike withdraws support

Nike have refused to supply Iran with football boots for the upcoming World Cup . "Players get used to their sports equipment, and it's not right to change them a week before such important matches ", said Queiroz, who has also coached Portugal and Real Madrid.

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  • U.S., Mexico, & Canada to Host 2026 World Cup
U.S., Mexico, & Canada to Host 2026 World Cup

The North African nation were defeated 134 votes to 65, and even failed to consolidate the African vote, leaving Nyameya convinced that the right bid won. Qatar is due to host the 2022 edition before the joint Canadian-United States-Mexican attempt for 2026. The 2018 World Cup mascot is a wolf named Zabivaka, which was chosen via online votin...

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  • US Open: Tiger Woods Trolled By Wendy's After Triple Bogey
US Open: Tiger Woods Trolled By Wendy's After Triple Bogey

Tiger Woods is playing the U.S. Open for the first time since 2015. Woods started his round with a triple bogey on the first and it proved to be a sign of things to come after the 14-time major victor wracked up a pair of back-to-back double bogeys on the back nine.

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