• France face Ronaldo in poignant Euro 2016 final
France face Ronaldo in poignant Euro 2016 final

Host nation France are heavy favorites to continue their winning streak against Portugal and take home their third UEFA Euro championship trophy, after taking the continental title in 1984 and 2000, to go with their lone World Cup victory in 1996, when they also served as host nation for that tournament.

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  • Didier Deschamps: 'Euro 2016 final is a 50/50 tie'
Didier Deschamps: 'Euro 2016 final is a 50/50 tie'

Portugal's Ronaldo steered Real Madrid to their Champions League triumph at the end of May after his French rival Griezmann missed a penalty for city rivals Atletico. Evra said the team had been told so many stories about the last time France beat Germany in a major tournament, at the 1958 World Cup. "We don't have the power to solve people's...

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  • Kerber ready for Williams challenge
Kerber ready for Williams challenge

Serena Williams of the U.S celebrates after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russian Federation inter women's singles match on day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London , Tuesday, July 5, 2016. So far at Wimbledon, Williams has been solid at the net, and she's getting extra practice by playing doubles with her sister. From t...

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  • Hamilton quickest, Rosberg 2nd, in crash-hit final practice
Hamilton quickest, Rosberg 2nd, in crash-hit final practice

But at a crunch meeting between the team's bosses and drivers at their Brackley headquarters on Thursday, they chose to let Hamilton and Rosberg, now on their final warning, battle freely, although with stricter deterrents in place and the prospect of team-orders still on the table as a last-resort option.

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  • Ward no walkover for Djokovic
Ward no walkover for Djokovic

For this year, the source reported Serena Williams' desire to win the title again after nearly 12 months. The 34-year-old Federer is struggling for form and fitness. They weren't easy for me. That's something that encourages me. "But my first serve percentage wasn't great in the first set". Sometimes you nearly think you have to do more th...

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  • Tanzania first to submit official team for Rio Olympics
Tanzania first to submit official team for Rio Olympics

Others are team physician Nassor Matuzya and the Chef de Mission Suleiman Jabir. Human Rights Watch has found police violence is on the rise in Rio de Janeiro with evidence suggesting many alleged shootouts between police and criminals are in fact extrajudicial killings, a perennial issue that takes on increased importance as the Olympic games ...

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  • Offense falls flat, Tigers lose 6-0 to Blue Jays
Offense falls flat, Tigers lose 6-0 to Blue Jays

While Happ was keeping the Tigers quiet, it took the Blue Jays a little while to get going, but once they did they were flying as Edwin Encarnacion's 80th RBI of the season - provided by a huge three-run homer - powered the Blue Jays to another big win.

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  • Tour de France: Richie Porte won't work with Chris Froome & Team Sky
Tour de France: Richie Porte won't work with Chris Froome & Team Sky

Some fo the fiercest battles will be fought over the Cols of Alps as the GC riders (general classification) try to take time out of each other on the big climbs and sweeping descents. Porte has appeared more relaxed in his run to the Tour compared with the Giro last season for which he observed a rigid diet and lifestyle adjustment in the lead-up.

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  • Kerber gatecrashes Williams sisters Wimbledon party
Kerber gatecrashes Williams sisters Wimbledon party

In contrast, Marin Cilic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, beaten in the men's quarter-finals on Wednesday, received £250,000 despite spending a total of 71/2 hours on court and playing five sets apiece. After a awful start in the first set, the Russian had to start with a hold but Williams' brilliance didn't allow her to do such as she went on to get brok...

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  • Wimbledon results: Milos Raonic upsets Federer, will meet Andy Murray in final
Wimbledon results: Milos Raonic upsets Federer, will meet Andy Murray in final

I was so, so, close", summed up Federer after coming off second best for the first time in 11 Wimbledon semi-final appearances. So he deserves to be there. But this could not have been more different. Yet Murray had the upper hand to such an extent that even his usually taciturn coach Ivan Lendl was moved to applaud when the Scot cleverly man...

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  • Fernando Santos hails Pepe, Cristiano Ronaldo
Fernando Santos hails Pepe, Cristiano Ronaldo

But the Real Madrid star acknowledged again that the prize he really cherishes is a world or European title. The dream is getting closer'. "We are still making progress", he said. "We have the drive and ambition and we want to bring great joy to the Portuguese people", Santos said. Ronaldo looked vulnerable, but Portugal coach Fernando Santos...

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  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years

State prosecutors wanted Pistorius to serve a minimum of 15 years for murder , but the judge noted he had already served time for culpable homicide , felt remorse for what he had done and there were other factors which mitigated the sentence.

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  • Phelps makes final race on American soil a winning one
Phelps makes final race on American soil a winning one

He was happy just to keep a share of it. "I do feel like I talk to him more and joke around with him more than I did in the past". "I felt like Mr. Haverkamp out of "Caddyshack" trying to find his golf ball and not knowing where the golf hole goes", Day said.

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  • Michael Phelps fastest in 200m butterfly prelims in first Trials swim
Michael Phelps fastest in 200m butterfly prelims in first Trials swim

In securing her Rio berth Smoliga registered a time of 59.02 and took down two American swimming giants in 2012 Olympic 100 backstroke gold medalist Franklin as well as Coughlin, who is bidding to become the single most decorated US female Olympian of all-time.

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  • USA Olympic Basketball Team Named
USA Olympic Basketball Team Named

In Rio Cousins will look to join nine other former Wildcats who have won Olympic gold for the U.S. Davis is the most recent player to join that list, in 2012. "We don't have as numerous big-name guys that we've had before, but I think so far this is a great group of guys and they're hungry". Of course Coach K will be coaching the team which i...

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  • Auston Matthews' desert dream becomes reality, selected first overall
Auston Matthews' desert dream becomes reality, selected first overall

Matthews was considered to be the consensus first overall pick heading into the entry draft, and he goes to a team that desperately needs a goal-scorer and a leader as the Leafs are suffering through one of the longest Stanley Cup droughts in the league.

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  • Euro 2016 journey not the end for ambitious Wales, says Bale
Euro 2016 journey not the end for ambitious Wales, says Bale

At the 50th minute, Ronaldo put his team ahead with a thumping header from inside the penalty box. The success enjoyed by Coleman's Wales has seen him linked with other jobs, but he said: "I would not consider going anywhere else". "We said all along, we don't just want to qualify for this tournament; we want to qualify for major tournaments ev...

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  • Dwyane Wade says he is 'numb,' didn't sleep after signing with Bulls
Dwyane Wade says he is 'numb,' didn't sleep after signing with Bulls

I know who I am. It's a new day for Wade, which he obviously wanted. "He's been here for many, many years". He went home. Bad, bad summer for us. And look, that is what I'd like to believe too. Quite a drastic change but one that Wade is ready to embrace. Dwyane Wade seemed part of a dwindling number of players - right there with Tim Duncan, ...

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  • Warriors' Kevin Durant: 'It just seems like a ideal fit personality-wise'
Warriors' Kevin Durant: 'It just seems like a ideal fit personality-wise'

A super team like this wasn't expected to be made, even through the salary cap increase this year. We were the villains (in the Finals) so we will be more prepared. Getting Durant was a squeeze for the Warriors to begin with. Kevin Durant , who joins the Warriors next season after leaving Oklahoma City in a blockbuster free agency move, was eigh...

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  • UFC 200-Anderson Silva
UFC 200-Anderson Silva

Silva defeated Nick Diaz at UFC 183, but the fight was later ruled a non-contest after Silva tested positive for a banned substance. By failing a pre-fight drug test, Jon Jones didn't just screw himself. It was a pretty, pretty, surprising development, since Silva hasn't been fighting at 205 recently, and isn't long removed from gall bladder ...

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