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Shy and understated, the 26-year-old Forsberg couldn't be more different than the larger-than-life Ibrahimovic, who ruled the Sweden team for more than a decade and was the greatest player the country ever produced. Switzerland was fortunate to still be alive at that point. Vladimir Petkovic's side will be missing key defenders Fabian Schaer and captain Stephan Lichtsteiner.
  • Cavs GM optimistic after talks with Team LeBron

    Cavs GM optimistic after talks with Team LeBron

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    Despite their issues at guard, James led the Cavs to their fourth straight Finals, but they sorely missed Irving and didn't have almost enough firepower to hang with the Golden State Warriors , who swept them and won their third title in four years.
  • Dirk to Doncic: Mavs tap brakes on inevitable comparisons

    Dirk to Doncic: Mavs tap brakes on inevitable comparisons

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    Doncic is just the seventh global player to be taken in the top five of the National Basketball Association draft, joining the likes of China's Yao Ming (1st in 2002), Spain's Pau Gasol (3rd in 2001) and Latvia's Kristaps Prozingis (4th in 2015).
  • Argentina Set To Make Surprise Change To Starting XI Against France

    Argentina Set To Make Surprise Change To Starting XI Against France

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    Deschamps sacrificed a golden chance for them to gel by shaking up his side for the 0-0 draw against Denmark , which secured qualification but did little to improve team cohesion. "He is different with Argentina than with Barcelona ", said Umtiti. Argentina scraped through to the knockout stage following a dramatic victory over Nigeria in their last group match, finishing as runners-up to Croatia.
  • Neymar? The leader of this Brazil team is Coutinho

    Neymar? The leader of this Brazil team is Coutinho

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    It's not the silver lining Costa Ricans were hoping for when their 2018 National Team, full of veterans of La Sele's extraordinary run at the 2014 World Cup, headed to Russian Federation. That assistance will be crucial against a talented but inconsistent Mexican side that have gone from beating Germany 1-0 in their opener to losing 3-0 to Sweden in their final group game.
  • Jorge Sampaoli: Lionel Messi is the coach

    Jorge Sampaoli: Lionel Messi is the coach

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    A win would take them to a quarter-final against either Spain or Russian Federation. With the score at 1-1, Nigeria thought they should have had a second penalty when Rojo headed the ball onto his arm inside the area. Although already eliminated, Peruvians head home on a high note, having grabbed their first World Cup win since their 4-1 defeat of Iran at the 1978 finals in Argentina.
  • Woj: C's among teams

    Woj: C's among teams "fully engaged" in Kawhi Talks

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    As July 1 approaches with haste, much of the National Basketball Association world is quiet but the headliner of the pre-free agency process continues to be the future of Kawhi Leonard. January 22, 2016; Los Angeles, CA. Is the aforementioned package enough to attract the Spurs? Parker also praised San Antonio's medical staff, noting he "could have gone anywhere" to receive treatment, but "they know my body better than anybody.I feel like we have the best medical team in the world".
  • Serena Williams seeded for Wimbledon, Kyrgios earns crucial bump

    Serena Williams seeded for Wimbledon, Kyrgios earns crucial bump

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    I think it's just not fair. It reserves the right to change the women's seedings to "produce a balanced draw" and Williams, whose protected ranking does not guarantee a seeding, clearly is a special case. The five-time major victor looked much more like her old self at the French Open, where she made the quarter-finals. But, regardless of her current lowly ranking, if the 23-time major victor is over that fitness problem she will be a serious contender for yet another Wimbledon triumph.
  • Germany exit shows anyone is vulnerable England manager Gareth Southgate

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    Once England swat aside whichever Group H opponent they face in the second round, thoughts will turn to the quarter-finals - and this is where it gets interesting in relation to the group stages. Germany and Brazil's struggles mean qualifying in second could actually yield a more favourable knockout path on paper, but Kane was dismissive of the notion that England will do anything other than try to make it three wins from three against Belgium .
  • Lakers Rumors: LA's Pitch to Sign Paul George Has Been Revealed

    Lakers Rumors: LA's Pitch to Sign Paul George Has Been Revealed

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    If Leonard is adamant about leaving San Antonio and can successfully convince every other team that he will only sign a long-term extension with the Lakers, the Spurs won't have much leverage in trade talks. Leonard, who can become an unrestricted free agent next summer, missed all but nine games last season due to a quad injury. The Celtics have plenty of possible options in making an offer for Leonard.
  • Luis Suárez leads way for Uruguay to spoil 10-man Russia’s party

    Luis Suárez leads way for Uruguay to spoil 10-man Russia’s party

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    Cavani scored in the 90th minute and was taken out a short time later. Perhaps the fact that Russian Federation, the lowest ranked team here at 70 in the world, started this game having already qualified affected their approach. Teammate Alan Dzagoev was out again because of a hamstring injury sustained in the opener against Saudi Arabia but he may return for the knockout round.
  • Brazil coasts by Serbia 2-0, advances to knockout round

    Brazil coasts by Serbia 2-0, advances to knockout round

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    Tite's side probed away at the White Eagles in the first half before Paulinho made the breakthrough in the 36th minute to give them a 1-0 lead at the break. Tite's team went into the game knowing a draw would be enough to see them through, while the Serbs needed a win to guarantee progression for them to the last 16 in Russian Federation.
  • Saudis stun Egypt in World Cup farewell despite Salah strike

    Saudis stun Egypt in World Cup farewell despite Salah strike

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    The 2-1 defeat means Egypt's first World Cup appearance since 1990 ended with three defeats and the African nation is yet to win its first game at soccer's major tournament, having drawn two and lost five of the seven games it played over three World Cups .
  • Salah injury stings Egypt as Pharaohs World Cup ends in a whimper

    Salah injury stings Egypt as Pharaohs World Cup ends in a whimper

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    CNN first reported on Sunday that the Liverpool forward was deciding whether to return to the Egypt team after the World Cup. Mohamed Salah has apologised to Egypt's fans after their elimination from the World Cup Monday. But Saudi Arabia scored deep into stoppage time in both halves, with Salem Al-Dawsari's last-gasp victor securing their first World Cup victory since a run to the last 16 in 1994.
  • James Harden named NBA Most Valuable Player

    James Harden named NBA Most Valuable Player

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    Harden led the league in scoring, 3-pointers and 50-point games with four. Gobert averaged 13.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game - the latter of which was good enough for third in the league. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert won the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award, beating out Anthony Davis of the Pelicans and Joel Embiid of the 76ers.
  • Dramatic victory over Sweden will unite Germany says Werner

    Dramatic victory over Sweden will unite Germany says Werner

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    The four-time world champions must win by a margin of two goals against South Korea in Kazan on Wednesday to be absolutely sure of progressing. "However, I am quite convinced that if we play in a liberated way and with the same fluent style, quality and passion that we invested against Sweden, South Korea will have a hard time beating us".
  • Reed in contention after 31 on front Sunday at U.S. Open

    Reed in contention after 31 on front Sunday at U.S. Open

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    Fleetwood must console himself with a cheque for $1.2m and a share of history. Players who travel widely become more accomplished and well rounded golfers; after all, a strong wind in one country can be very different to that in another. Finau spoke just as Johnson, with a halfway total of four-under 136, teed off with a four-stroke lead over Piercy and Charley Hoffman, while a high-calibre group of five was another shot further back at one-over.