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Russia have already defied the odds and aren't done yet

Hosts Russia were not expected to do anything at the World Cup but a ragtag group has come together against all odds to put them in prime position.

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Lewandowski, Mane, James, Salah and one-star teams

Surrounded by the best at club level, many World Cup stars have to adjust when playing internationally. Tuesday saw the effect of that.

Burley: Neymar always has to make it about himself

ESPN FC's Craig Burley says Neymar's 'circus' in Brazil's draw against Switzerland and subsequent injury news are a distraction to the team.


Matchday 6: Russia thump Egypt, Japan win & Poland stumble

The hosts Russia continue their fine World Cup form, Japan beat 10-man Colombia and Senegal became the first African nation to win at the 2018 World Cup.


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Wednesday's World Cup fixtures

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Transfer News

LIVE Transfer Talk: Spurs' Zaha chase shut down by Palaces a snag

Crystal Palace will offer Wilfried Zaha more than £120,000 a week to persuade him to turn down Tottenham. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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England vs. Australia, 3rd ODI

Bairstow and Hales launch England to new ODI world record

On the same ground where England plundered the previous record England thrashed 21 sixes and 41 fours in becoming the first side to reach 450 in ODI history

When the burger stand vendors were on alert for white missiles

It was an 'I was there' sort of day at Trent Bridge. And Melinda Farrell was there

Must See

Lahm: Germany have their backs against the wall

World Cup winner Phillipp Lahm thinks Germany need to stand united following opening game loss to Mexico.


WWE wrestlers play tug-of-war against lion

WWE NXT superstars Ricochet, Fabian Aichner, and Killian Dain were no match for a San Antonio Zoo lion.


NFL star Russell Wilson hits the nets

Seattle Seahawks quarterback has a hit in the Surrey indoor nets on a visit to London.



Six best NBA draft trades we'd like to see

Plenty of picks throughout the lottery could be in play for draft-night trades. So which moves should teams make?

Ultimate NBA mock draft: Perfect picks, and why

Our experts go pick-by-pick selecting the best prospects in the first round, with everything you need to know about each player.


Mo Bamba: The NBA's next elite rim protector?

Mohamed Bamba showed off his penchant for shot-blocking while at Texas and looks to take his defense to new heights in the NBA.


Porter says injury reports were 'exaggerated'

Michael Porter Jr. chats with Will Cain and says his hip was a little sore last week. He also says he had back pain throughout high school.


Stephen A.: LeBron in a 'no-win' situation

Stephen A. Smith weighs in on Shaquille O'Neal discouraging LeBron James from chasing rings.


Stephen A. goes off on Kawhi's desire to be in L.A.

Stephen A. Smith isn't happy with Kawhi Leonard's disparaging of the Spurs just because he wants to play in Los Angeles.


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