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The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was dusted off for the first time in the Confederations Cup to rule out a Pepe goal during the first half of Portugal v Mexico . "If anything [tonight] means we've gotta go more balls out and go for the win", said defender Boxall, who was credited with an own goal after Russian Federation hit the lead on the half-hour mark.
  • Sergey Kovalev to appeal Andre Ward stoppage over low blows

    Sergey Kovalev to appeal Andre Ward stoppage over low blows

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    Sometimes he deserves it. Kovalev lost a close points decision to Ward back in November and forced a rematch after a number of pundits and fans scored the fight to him. "I've been doing this for 39 years, and when you have that kind of perspective, you realize what happens at one event or one month or one day with one announcement isn't anything when compared to the larger scope of what's going on".
  • Lackey deals, Rizzo leads offense as Cubs beat Pirates 7-1

    Lackey deals, Rizzo leads offense as Cubs beat Pirates 7-1

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    Chicago is 20-15 at Wrigley Field this season. Maddon's ejection is the latest setback in what has been a disappointing season for the defending World Series champions. Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman (7-3) gave up six hits and three runs - all on the solo homers - in seven innings. I saw that last night in his pinch-hit.
  • Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open

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    Amazingly it could have been even better if not for bogeys on the fourth and 10th, as well as a missed eagle putt from six feet on the 15th after he had driven the green on the 288-yard par four. The course took an inch of rain overnight, making it about as menacing as a Golden Retriever puppy. There are five players in double digits at Erin Hills.
  • Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak

    Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak

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    Hardik Pandya , smashing four boundaries and six over boundaries, tried to reduce the gap between the twp teams with his 43-ball heroic 76 runs knock. But Shahid Afridi, living up to his big-hitting reputation, smashed the next two balls for sixes to seal victory. This will be Pakistan's first appearance in the history of Champions Trophy tournament and will also be the first time they will be facing India in an ICC tournament final since their last encounter in the 2007 World T20.
  • Boxer Mayweather, UFC star McGregor agree to August fight

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    There's not one place that I go to, that Floyd goes to, that anybody affiliated or associated with Floyd Mayweather [goes to], that [we don't get] asked the question, 'Floyd, are you gonna fight Conor McGregor?' This is a very, very hot fight and this is a fight that the fans want.
  • Justin Thomas Drains Incredible Putt During Round 3 At US Open

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    The par-four third hole proved the toughest on day three, with a tricky pin position at the back of the green contributing to 20 bogeys, two double bogeys and just two birdies for a scoring average of 4.368. 5 from the edge of the green that broke so severely that he stood with his toes facing the hole and rapped the ball toward his left foot. Tom Kite knows a little something about hard conditions for the final round of the U.S.
  • Roland Garros: Murray edges del Potro

    Roland Garros: Murray edges del Potro

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    The 2015 champion in Paris , Stan Wawrinka , joined Murray in the fourth round, a 7-6 (2), 6-0, 6-2 victor against 28th-seeded Fabio Fognini . Briton Murray has dropped a set in each of his first two rounds while Del Potro , who he beat in the Olympics final past year, has been playing through the pain after being doubtful because of back and shoulder injuries.
  • Have Lyon accepted that Lacazette WILL sign for Arsenal?

    Have Lyon accepted that Lacazette WILL sign for Arsenal?

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    The 26-year-old's form has attracted interest from a number of top clubs this summer with Arsenal stepping-up their interest after Lacazette's proposed move to Atletico Madrid collapsed earlier this month. The France global came up through Lyon's academy and has had an impressive hit rate of 129 goals in his 275 appearances for the club, and like other players of his calibre may be unwilling to spend a season without Champions League football to contend with.
  • Arthur hails 'remarkable' Pakistan turnaround after Champions Trophy triumph

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    Pakistan was the last team to qualify for the Trophy, the lowest-ranked at eighth out of eight, and written off after its opening loss to India by 124 runs. It proved to be a costly no ball as Fakhar goes on to score his first worldwide century before falling for 114. They have done so with a team , whose selection and preparations were marred by PSL spot-fixing saga which saw the otherwise certainties in the squad - Sharjeel Khan and Mohammad Irfan being ruled out of being featured ...
  • Forget group win over Pakistan, India's Virat Kohli warns before final

    Forget group win over Pakistan, India's Virat Kohli warns before final

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    He also expressed his pleasure over the young additions to the team, and said they "came in the side and have played with fear and are a breath of fresh air". Tournament favorites India cruised to the final Thursday, beating Bangladesh by 9 wickets in Birmingham, England, while Pakistan secured their spot a day earlier, winning by 8 wickets over hosts England.