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South Africa know how to arrive in style! All eyes are on Madagascar as they look to cause another major upset having already defeated three-time winners Nigeria and DR Congo, the Africa Cup of Nations winners in 1968 and 1974. Team News: Who is available, injured or suspended? South Africa were moments away from extra-time when a goalkeeping error from Ronwen Williams gifted Nigeria a late victor in Cairo.
  • Johanna Konta in the mix at Wimbledon

    Johanna Konta in the mix at Wimbledon

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    The muscles in her left forearm are so badly strained that she is not able to practise; she is merely taken out of metaphorical bubble-wrap for matches like the tennis version of Ledley King. Goffin has played well enough over the last month or so where I could see him winning a set and making the the hardest match Djokovic has played up to this point.
  • Atletico Madrid accuse Barcelona of tampering with Antoine Griezmann

    Atletico Madrid accuse Barcelona of tampering with Antoine Griezmann

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    Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann delivered on his threat and failed to show up for the club's pre-season gathering on Sunday, a club spokesman told AFP. With Paris Saint-Germain Neymar being linked with a return to the Camp Nou, one FC Barcelona admits he would love the idea of the Brazilian reuniting with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
  • World Cup format fizzles out

    World Cup format fizzles out

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    The India vs New Zealand league stage encounter was also washed out but this time if play isn't possible on the main and reserved day, India will qualify for the final as they finished ahead on the league table. Though the Aussies lost their matches against India and South Africa , they managed to win the rest to comfortably book the 2nd spot in the final 4.
  • Russell Westbrook is stuck in Thunder purgatory with few ways out

    Russell Westbrook is stuck in Thunder purgatory with few ways out

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    Everything the Bulls are building this summer would fall apart with the cost that Russ would come with. The news of the Oklahoma City Thunder dealing star Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers to team up with Kawhi Leonard is something that will hit fans in OKC hard and the timing simply couldn't have been worse.
  • Copa America: Lionel Messi rails against 'corruption'

    Copa America: Lionel Messi rails against 'corruption'

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    The two players aggressively bumped chests a number of times before match referee Mauro Diaz de Vivar intervened and immediately flashed red cards for both . Asked directly if his red card was a result of his previous complaints, Messi said: "Yes, unfortunately, yes". Arturo Vidal halved the deficit from the penalty spot in the second half but that wasn't enough for Chile to pip Argentina .
  • Egypt FA chief quits after shock Cup of Nations exit

    Egypt FA chief quits after shock Cup of Nations exit

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    South Africa delivered the biggest upset at the Africa Cup of Nations after eliminating hosts Egypt , defeating Pharaohs 1-0 in the round of 16 to book a place in the quarterfinals. Mokoena says Bafana Bafana should utilise their attacking options against the seven-time Afcon champions. Many expected Egypt to go all the way this year and secure their record eighth title but were undone by a plucky South Africa side who struck in the 85th minute to condemn Javier Aguirre's side to ...
  • Zion has bruised knee, no more summer league

    Zion has bruised knee, no more summer league

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    The sports world still felt a reported 6.9 magnitude natural disaster in both cities on Friday. The quake was also felt at the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame awards in Las Vegas, striking in the middle of a speech by inductee Rashad Evans.
  • Beto supports Nike's decision to withdraw American flag sneakers

    Beto supports Nike's decision to withdraw American flag sneakers

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    On Friday, confronted with the photos provided by the Coconino County Democratic Party of Ducey at the outdoor event, Ptak said it's no big deal. "Stop the presses", spokesman Patrick Ptak said. Don't look for Gov. Doug Ducey to trash all his Nike wear in the wake of his blistering criticism of the company. "Words can not express my disappointment at this awful decision", Ducey wrote in a string of tweets strategically posted 5 a.m.
  • Chelsea-bound Frank Lampard to miss Derby County pre-season training

    Chelsea-bound Frank Lampard to miss Derby County pre-season training

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    Lampard netted a club-record 211 goals for Chelsea during a golden 13-year career at Stamford Bridge and lifted 11 major trophies including the 2012 Champions League between 2001-2014. For me, it's good the ex-legends come back to the club. Derby are due to reconvene after their painful Championship play-off final defeat to Aston Villa in May.