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Hosts Russia kick off the eight-team tournament against New Zealand in St Petersburg on Saturday. Russia, which is desperate to send out a positive image for the dry run of the World Cup, said it welcomed FIFA's new system. "We have been changing a lot and it is a privilege to represent our country at such a high level", Cherchesov told a pre-match news conference. The European champion opens its Group A program on Sunday against Mexico in Kazan.
  • 'Mystic' polar bear predicts All Whites win over Mexico at Confederations Cup

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    Arturo Vidal's late header helped Chile to a 2-0 win over Cameroon in their Confederations Cup Group B opener in Moscow on Sunday, as the video assistant referee played a prominent role. Nani was already celebrating with his teammates when Argentine referee Nestor Pitana asked for the ball and indicated the goal was being reviewed.
  • After 4 days, Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64

    After 4 days, Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64

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    Mr Vaz Pinto told reporters the Gois wildfire was "very fast and very explosive" and had forced the evacuation of 11 hill villages. Police have said the fire was caused by dry lightning strikes and spread so quickly due to an unusually risky mix of low humidity, extremely high temperatures and powerful winds.But investigators said on Wednesday they would question the head of the country's volunteer firefighters, Jaime Marta Soares, who has said he suspects the fire had "criminal origins".
  • Arsenal Unveil New Home Kit For New SEASON

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    The shirts, unveiled at an event at Kings Cross station involving legends Robert Pires and Martin Keown, resemble those they have worn each of the last two years. In an interview with Sport Bild , Mustafi echoed the sentiments of many Arsenal fans, by highlighting his importance to a Gunners side that fell short of Champions League football last season, which is one of the key factors behind the speculation over Sanchez's future.
  • Sixers move into position for top pick

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    For now, Boston has seven first-round picks in the next three years. Danny Ainge's decision to trade the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft will be talked about for a long time. He was the catalyst behind one of the top offences in the country. FILE - In this February 18, 2017, file photo, Arizona's Chance Comanche, right, defends as Washington's Markelle Fultz's (20) looks for a shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Seattle.
  • Golden State Warriors come back to take 3-0 lead

    Golden State Warriors come back to take 3-0 lead

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    With their 15 consecutive wins, no team has come as close to perfection as the Warriors have. "We're going to come in tomorrow, watch some film, see ways we can get better and just try to take it one game at a time ". The Cavaliers set a tone early in the game that they didn't intend to be swept. And they both had plays in the final minute that will be remembered for not going their way.
  • Portugal sidesteps Ronaldo's legal woes at Confed Cup

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    From the rebound, Joao Moutinho drilled the ball towards goal and Pepe headed into the net only for the Video Assistant Referees to correctly rule the goal out for an offside in the initial move. After an explosive opening period, the second was a much tamer affair as both teams squandered half chances as the tempo dropped. Portugal players will wear black armbands against Mexico in the today to honour compatriots that passed away from forrest fires.
  • Brazilian president wishes Russian Federation success in hosting 2018 FIFA World Cup

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    The Cristiano Ronaldo-led side performed well in their first match but were held to a 2-2 draw by Mexico thanks to a late goal from Hector Moreno . Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo , left, scores a goal during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Russian Federation and Portugal, at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow , Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
  • Lions skipper Warburton returns to face Highlanders

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    Winger Tommy Seymour added: "We would be lying if we said we weren't a little bit disappointed that we hadn't crossed the whitewash a few more times". "And he was looking unsafe, on outside breaks and things". "But we were happy with the team effort tonight to give the fans that have come out to support us something to celebrate and we've got some momentum for the rest of the series".
  • Will Paul George Join LeBron James in Cleveland?

    Will Paul George Join LeBron James in Cleveland?

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    They'd also block the (remote) possibility of George playing out the season in IN, making an All-NBA team then signing a lucrative designated-veteran-player contract to stay. Young players look up to and respect established veterans, especially superstars like George. It's unclear what the parameters of any trade would be, but presumably, it would mean the Cavs would trade one of Kevin Love or Kyrie Irving to land George, who would give the Cavs a better chance to contend with the Warriors.
  • Kings Reportedly Reject Deal for No. 2 Pick in NBA Draft

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    L.A.is now expected to have $30 million in salary cap space next summer. ESPN's Marc Stein reports the Lakers are " trying " to trade for George in exchange for the No. The team acquired a third first-rounder which was likely to be used in a George trade. He also talks about the unwillingness by teams to give up much in return for George given that he's indicated he'll be a rental for any team not named the Lakers.
  • Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7m euros in Spanish tax fraud case

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    Cristiano Ronaldo has his "heart set" on a transfer back to Manchester United from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in the British media. 'I have not spoken to him since Cardiff. Manchester united have been dire in front of goal in recent seasons, in fact, in the 2015/2016 season, the team scored a total of 49 goals in the league, while Ronaldo scored 48 league goals in the previous season for Real Madrid .