• Euro 2016: Arsenal's Xhaka misses penalty as Poland qualifies for quarter-final
Euro 2016: Arsenal's Xhaka misses penalty as Poland qualifies for quarter-final

Extra time passed nearly without incident and the match was decided on penalties and Xhaka missed his spot kick to had Poland a place in the quarter-finals. Switzerland eventually worked their way into the game and attacking with real menace throughout the first 45 minutes. They dominated all four of their matches in terms of possession yet ...

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  • England's Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final
England's Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final

Still, UEFA does not expect Platini to accept its invitation to attend the match. Pepe missed the semi-final win over Wales on injury because of a leg muscle problem that has been troubling him for a while. There has been no update from Portugal on the condition of Real Madrid's Pepe , who was doing ball work with a member of the Portuguese ...

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  • Gianluigi Buffon Surprised Italy Lost On Penalties
Gianluigi Buffon Surprised Italy Lost On Penalties

Leonardo Bonucci restored parity for Italy in the 78th minute, as the game went to penalties. "I took my heart in my hands and just wanted to knock it in". "We were respected by everyone". They finally conceded a goal at the tournament when Bonucci scored from the spot after Jerome Boateng handled Giorgio Chiellini's flicked header.

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  • Djokovic, Williams Enter Wimbledon From Different Directions
Djokovic, Williams Enter Wimbledon From Different Directions

Earlier this month the world No 1 became the first man for 47 years - and only the third in history - to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time. His movement is not bad for his size but could be a bit of an issue against the best players. He " s a good guy", said Murray. And on Wednesday, Willis' students will need to find a substitute ...

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  • Carl Edwards beats AJ Allmendinger for pole at Sonoma
Carl Edwards beats AJ Allmendinger for pole at Sonoma

Edwards ran a lap at 95.777 miles per hour around the 10-turn, 1.99-mile track in qualifying Saturday to put his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the top starting spot for the third time this season. "There are a crop of us young guys in our early 20s that would like to get a win. So occasionally you have maybe a fuel-mileage race that might mix it up a ...

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  • Nash defends Durant, gives insight into former MVP's decision
Nash defends Durant, gives insight into former MVP's decision

I made the decision based on what I wanted to do. Speaking before an assembled press, Durant said the decision didn't come easy, and that it wasn't until Monday morning of the Fourth of July that he knew Golden State was the place for him.

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  • Ayesha Curry regrets calling National Basketball Association 'rigged' on Twitter
Ayesha Curry regrets calling National Basketball Association 'rigged' on Twitter

The All-Star shooting tandem made it clear during a meeting last weekend that he would be a ideal fit with the Warriors. I felt hurt for (Steph), and I didn't mean to offend anybody. He's here to win a championship. Miralles, who now plays in the Spanish League, had his draft rights sent to Milwaukee in a December 2011 deal that sent Keyon Dooling ...

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  • New look, new rules for Kentucky Speedway NASCAR race
New look, new rules for Kentucky Speedway NASCAR race

Matt Kenseth won here in 2013 and boasts an impressive resume on the 1.5 mile tri-oval. Busch is 73 points back in sixth after running second at Daytona and is tied with Keselowski with a series-best three wins. Austin Dillon has 8/1 odds for this race and he was the 2012 victor of this event. One of the top young guns in the series, Dillon has sho...

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  • Live Video After Police Shooting Brings New Immediacy To Bearing Witness
Live Video After Police Shooting Brings New Immediacy To Bearing Witness

The bar is higher for charging officers than other citizens, but their actions have to be reasonable, he said . "Minnesota and the nation are better than the acts of violence and murder that have transpired over these last several days", Smith said.

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  • Anthony in squad but Day to skip Olympics
Anthony in squad but Day to skip Olympics

Star-power isn't everything. The US team failed to win the gold in 2004 even though it had big names like Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan and Amare Stoudemire. Rounding out the roster are centers DaMarcus Cousins (Kings) and DeAndre Jordan (Clippers), forwards Carmelo Anthony (Knicks), Jimmy Butler (Bulls), Kevin Durant (Thunder) and guards Paul Ge...

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  • Brock Lesnar Soaks Up UFC 200 Atmosphere, Happy For Return To Octagon
Brock Lesnar Soaks Up UFC 200 Atmosphere, Happy For Return To Octagon

Lesnar vs. Hunt is the new headliner. The two had a previous working relationship at one of WWE's developmental territories, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), but mostly remained apart during Lesnar's time on the main WWE roster. For Lesnar, the fight will be his first professional MMA bout since losing to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 on December 30,...

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  • Stars With African Heritage In Euro Final
Stars With African Heritage In Euro Final

Italy went out to Germany after a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-final. Again France went on to win the continental crown while Portugal were left to rue the officials' decision to penalise Abel Xavier for a handball in the box as a shoot-out again loomed.

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  • After Djokovic victory, Querrey wins hearts
After Djokovic victory, Querrey wins hearts

The second was more dramatic, starting with a rain delay after they had played only one point. After two hours of shelter, Djokovic returned to grab a 5-0 lead and survive a blip before claiming the set, 6-3. After losing in last year's French Open final he went on to win the next four majors. Above all, he handled the top-seeded Djokovic ...

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  • Body parts found near Rio Olympic volleyball venue
Body parts found near Rio Olympic volleyball venue

A demonstration was held earlier this week at Rio's global airport by police and firefighters protesting missed wages. "I'd say if the Olympics were in most other countries in the world you wouldn't have as many people not wanting to go and participate".

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  • Utah Patient Becomes First Zika-Related Death In Continental US
Utah Patient Becomes First Zika-Related Death In Continental US

According to the Salt Lake County health department, the Utah resident had an underlying health condition. Health officials declined to release further details about the victim's death, including where the victim had travelled. Zika virus generally produces no symptoms or only mild illness-a fever, rash, and body aches-for the vast majority o...

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  • West Bromwich Albion 'offer Saido Berahino new deal'
West Bromwich Albion 'offer Saido Berahino new deal'

West Brom are set to offer Saido Berahino a new four-year contract in an attempt to keep the English striker at the Hawthorns, according to Sky Sports . Although Berahino is in the last 12 months of his contract, West Brom would still be entitled to compensation for him if he left as a free agent next summer.

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  • Beaten Germany unhappy with the expanded European Championships
Beaten Germany unhappy with the expanded European Championships

He added: "We want to thank all the fans because the support we've had has been absolutely incredible". But we just had one of those days where things he did came off. "A final is a final, I'm going to play against some old team-mates there. This is their reward, their victory". Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who made a mistake when he failed...

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  • REFILE Russian appeal hearing against Olympic exclusion begins
REFILE Russian appeal hearing against Olympic exclusion begins

Russian athletes say they are being punished despite not failing drugs tests and that they should be eligible to compete at the Rio Olympics. As the Associated Press noted, "the IAAF last month upheld the ban that was first imposed in November on Russian athletes following a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency panel that alleged state-sponsored ...

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  • Cavendish wins in photo finish
Cavendish wins in photo finish

Unlike on Monday, Mark Cavendish was unable to contest the final sprint having been blocked off by his rivals, the Briton settling for eighth, while race leader Peter Sagan crossed in third. "I never did anything else - contrary to what some critics said". "So if I've won 28 stages, I've won 28, just one would have been enough to make my career".

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  • American Sam Querrey stuns No. 1 Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon
American Sam Querrey stuns No. 1 Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon

With the defeat, Djokovic has also made his earliest Wimbledon exit in eight years. Djokovic admitted he was "not 100 per cent healthy" after his defeat by Querrey, but felt the American deserved credit for his performance, rather than have people concentrating on his fitness, or lack of it.

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