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Sports Ascot punters hope blue is the colour of Queen's hat
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I definitely was very nervous today as I know she is a great filly. "We can dream, plan and see where the owners would like to take her". Coral spokesman Harry Aitkenhead said: "It's left us feeling a little blue and perhaps the Queen will be looking to back Shades Of Blue or maybe even Come On Leicester in the first race if blue is to be the colour today at Ascot ".

Sports Morocco 2-2 Spain: Group B delivers until last minute
Author: 0 Morocco 2-2 Spain: Group B delivers until last minute

Ramos has been football's supervillain number 1 after his role in the injury to Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final in May. The Real Madrid playmaker was at the heart of every Spain attack, caressing clever passes to teammates and weaving past wrong-footed defenders.

Sports James Harden finally wins first MVP
Author: 0 James Harden finally wins first MVP

Harden's impact was undeniable, but there weren't many players that affected the game on both ends of the floor the way Davis did for the New Orleans Pelicans . Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams won the Sixth Man Award and Indiana's Victor Oladipo was honored as the league's Most Improved Player. A first time recipient after a runner-up finish to Russell Westbrook last season, Harden also edged presumptive second-place finisher James in numerous advanced statistics, including ...

Sports Is Messi about to play his final match for Argentina?
Author: 0 Is Messi about to play his final match for Argentina?

Croatia have no such issues, coasting to a 2-0 victory over Nigeria before stunning 2014 World Cup runners-up Argentina , and their fluid, attacking football has made them one of the most attractive sides in the competition. Reports in Argentina claim that senior members of the squad were no longer willing to follow Sampaoli and would instead pick the team to face Nigeria on Tuesday.

Sports Former Watford midfielder Valon Behrami helps Switzerland beat Serbia
Author: 0 Former Watford midfielder Valon Behrami helps Switzerland beat Serbia

Switzerland thus became the first team at this World Cup to clinch a come from behind victory after conceding first. His brother Taulant plays for Albania . Federation Internationale de Football Association announced later Sunday it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Slavisa Kokeza, who is president of the Serbian FA, and coach Mladen Krstajic for post-match comments.

Sports Federer holds off Ebden to reach Halle semi-finals
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Federer skipped the clay-court campaign to concentrate on grass, and after consecutive tournaments on the lawns - he won the Stuttgart title last week - plans a light week of training and rest in London ahead of Wimbledon . "It was a tough match played at good level". Failure by Federer to win the grasscourt title would send rival Rafael Nadal back to the top spot going into Wimbledon which starts on July 2.

Sports Late goal against Sweden keeps Germany’s hopes alive
Author: 0 Late goal against Sweden keeps Germany’s hopes alive

The 29-year-old was later targeted on social media, and on Sunday the Sweden squad stood behind Durmaz as he read a statement before shouting " f*** racism " in unison. "But Durmaz is fully behind the complaints", Sjostrand said in a statement . "Some of them celebrated in a disrespectful way", said Sweden substitute Pontus Jansson.

Sports Maradona Issues Class Message To Lionel Messi Ahead Of Nigeria Game
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Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. "You have to admire what he has done for his national team". 'He wants to show the world a different image to the one we've shown in the first two games '.

Sports Paul Pogba makes SHOCK World Cup retirement claim
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Paul Pogba wants to help France win the 2018 World Cup as he is "realistic" over the possibility of never playing in the tournament again. Pogba has had a mixed season at United but it was arguably better than his debut one after completing his transfer from Juventus when Jose Mourinho first arrived.

Sports Iran contest not all about Ronaldo, insists Santos
Author: 0 Iran contest not all about Ronaldo, insists Santos

Portugal then crashed out in the group stage four years ago in Brazil, but Ronaldo is single-handedly leading their quest in Russian Federation with all four of his team's goals so far. VAR and referee Enrique Caceres took centre stage as Portugal squeezed through to the last 16 of the World Cup following a late fightback by Iran .

Sports Lionel Messi: Barcelona star told to be more like Cristiano Ronaldo
Author: 0 Lionel Messi: Barcelona star told to be more like Cristiano Ronaldo

With 6 points bagged with 2 opening games win, Croatia is at the top of the group D , followed by Nigeria (3 points) managing a victory in their second, Argentina (1 point) now lies at the nadir of the Group which has certainly turned out to be the Group of Death in Russian Federation.

Sports Mexico Sinks South Korea, Stay Perfect At 2018 World Cup
Author: 0 Mexico Sinks South Korea, Stay Perfect At 2018 World Cup

Group E concludes on Wednesday, when Mexico play Sweden in Ekaterinburg and Germany play South Korea in Kazan. Carlos Vela gave Mexico the lead with a penalty after Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo blocked Andres Guardado's cross with his arm inside the area, before the nation's all-time leading goalscorer Javier Hernandez doubled their lead in the second half with his 50th global goal .

Sports Tite takes a tumble celebrating Brazil goal at World Cup
Author: 0 Tite takes a tumble celebrating Brazil goal at World Cup

Somewhere, coach Tite also had his moment of the game when he rolled over the ground in a dramatic fall while trying to celebrate with the players. "Not everyone knows what I went through to get here", he posted on Twitter and Instagram. The world's most expensive player had been an injury doubt after hobbling out of training on Tuesday with an ankle problem, 48 hours after he was on the end of 10 fouls from robust Swiss opponents as Brazil opened their campaign with a disappointing 1-1 draw.

Sports Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt - Football Match Preview
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt - Football Match Preview

M: Here we go, Saudi Arabia and Egypt's final game of the 2018 World Cup is under way. Despite the proximity, they have only faced one another six times. M: Saudi Arabia win their first corner of the match. and it is comfortably cleared by the Egyptian defense. Saudi Arabia came out the more aggressive of the two sides in the second half and almost took the lead nine minutes in.

Sports Harman takes 1-shot Travelers lead
Author: 0 Harman takes 1-shot Travelers lead

Both shot 7-under 63. FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his approach shot from the rough on the third hole during the first round of the U.S. "This golf course - I played it really smart today. I felt pretty comfortable with the changes I'm trying to make and hit some pretty good shots". But that being said, any time you have the opportunity to get into contention, you can learn from that and use it in future events.

Sports Should England fear Belgium?
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Romelu Lukaku is a doubt for Belgium's final World Cup Group G match against England , as manager Roberto Martinez told reporters he's struggling with an ankle injury. We were talking about Lukaku to check and change the angle of his runs to create his own space that's what he did there. "They're unsafe of course they are, but England can still hurt them".

Author: 0 Cesc Fabregas plays down Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup showing

Argentina captain Lionel Messi does not possess the same leadership quality as Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a former FC Barcelona player. "I've always had the dream of watching me raise the World Cup ". Even a win may not be enough for Argentina , who are bottom of the group - behind Croatia (six points), Nigeria (three) and Iceland (one).

Sports Kvitova races into final
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At times, Strycova let her emotions get the better of her, whereas Rybarikova's elegant style of play never went away as she returned to form to take the first set in a steady tiebreak, only dropping one point. The only other players to reach this feat include Nathalie Tauziat, Zina Garrison, Lori McNeil and Pam Shriver, so Strycova desperately wanted that 3rd final, but more significantly a first title in Birmingham , having made the final in 2014 and 2016.

Sports Durmaz blasts online racial abuse after World Cup loss
Author: 0 Durmaz blasts online racial abuse after World Cup loss

Jimmy Durmaz and the rest of the Sweden squad took a powerful stand against racism as the nation's football association made complaints of online abuse on behalf of the winger to police. Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz (number 21) looks dejected after Sweden's 1-2 defeat to Germany in a FIFA World Cup group stages match at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi , Russia , June 23, 2018 .

Sports Messi On A Mission As Argentina Train With Renewed Hope
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In five previous appearances, the Eagles have had to play Argentina in the group phase on four occasions. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has reacted to Nigeria's 2-0 win over Iceland in their World Cup 2018 second match.

Sports World Cup Group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds
Author: 0 World Cup Group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

This would be a very interesting way to decide group winners. . Croatia are through to the next round regardless of how their match against Iceland at 6am on Wednesday goes. Should the Mexicans lose, by a large enough margin, however, Sweden would leapfrog them in the group and that could see them knocked out if Germany defeat South Korea by a large enough margin.

Author: 0 Ronaldo-Messi debate goes far deeper than goals scored

However, despite their disastrous World Cup campaign, Mascherano has insisted that "the relationship with the coach is completely normal". Could Messi have been thinking about his rival Cristiano Ronaldo , who has dominated the World Cup with four goals in two games for Portugal? The Balkans lead Group D after having won the first two games, but they can lose first place if Nigeria beat Argentina by a landslide.

Sports Virat Kohli: Good schedule gives India great chance to win in England
Author: 0 Virat Kohli: Good schedule gives India great chance to win in England

Not just Kohli, team India will be heading to England on a confident note after a superb South Africa tour where they thrashed hosts in the limited over series. I am sure with our bowlers in the middle overs, when it is a full 50 overs game, you cannot go that hard for 20 overs from two bowlers in a row when you know they can get you out.

Author: 0 England and Panama fans party until dawn

England face Belgium in Kaliningrad on Thursday where victory would see them top Group G, but though finishing second could provide a more favourable route through the knockout stage , Neville urged Southgate's players to dismiss talk of the permutations and retain their focus.

Sports Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland
Author: 0 Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland

The disappointing Poland became the first European side eliminated from the tournament. And days after a troublesome calf injury restricted him to a half-hour cameo role as 10-man Colombia stumbled to a 2-1 defeat against Japan, the Bayern Munich midfielder was back to his best.

Author: 0 Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup

The holders fought back, with Marco Reus equalising early in the second half before Kroos's dramatic victor. "Some of the German leaders of the team celebrated by running in our direction and rubbing into our faces by making gestures and that really got me annoyed and angry", said the Sweden coach whose team had led 1-0.

Sports Sri Lanka Captain, Management Accept Breaching the Code of Conduct
Author: 0 Sri Lanka Captain, Management Accept Breaching the Code of Conduct

The Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal was reportedly spotted trying to alter the condition of the ball, which led the umpires to make the decision. Sri Lanka is rated number six at present and a series win here for the Windies will see them move up the ladder in terms of ranking points. Beloff, who is also the Chairman of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, heard the appeal on Friday in a four-hour hearing in which both parties were represented by legal counsel .

Sports Colombia captain wants World Cup team to use past resolve
Author: 0 Colombia captain wants World Cup team to use past resolve

Thirteen players joined the practice at Sviyaga stadium, west of the city of Kazan, Efe news agency reported. Colombia made a nightmare start to their campaign when Carlos Sanchez was dismissed in the first three minutes for handling a shot by Shinji Kagawa after some poor defending.

Sports Lewis Hamilton takes Formula 1 championship lead as Brendon Hartley finishes 14th
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton takes Formula 1 championship lead as Brendon Hartley finishes 14th

Hamilton called his run "impeccable". Moments later there was more trouble when Pierre Gasly ran his Toro Rosso into the back of Esteban Ocon's Force India, knocking them both out of the race and bringing out the safety auto. Hamilton had topped the times in both of Friday's practice sessions, and then Bottas had been quickest in Saturday's final practice, which was hit by a rain storm.

Sports Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row

Egypt's stand-out player coming into the tournament, the Liverpool man has had less than a flawless build-up - the nation's football association causing much of the friction. Salah has been criticised by sections of Liverpool's fanbase, who have accused their star striker of allowing himself to be used as a propaganda tool by Kadyrov.

Sports Gary Lineker's tweet after Harry Kane's emphatic penalty summed it up
Author: 0 Gary Lineker's tweet after Harry Kane's emphatic penalty summed it up

Things got even better for England with Jesse Lingard's brilliant strike making it 3-0 before Stones grabbed his second towards the end of the half. Kane scored another penalty just before halftime. He's not a player who just stands up front and takes chances. Panama pulled a goal back in the 78th minute through Felipe Baloy - the Central American nation's first goal at a World Cup .