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Mbappe and Pogba lead World Cup team of the tournament

The World Cup is over, but who are the 11 best performers of the tournament?

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Top 10 'what ifs' of the 2018 World Cup

It's easy to go back and say "what if" after the fact but it's fun to do nonetheless. Here are the top 10 'what ifs' from the 2018 World Cup.

Modric, Mbappe, Courtois win World Cup awards

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric accepted the Golden Ball award as the best player at the World Cup after his side lost to France 4-2 in the final.

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Mbappe shows why he's the sport's future king

When Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi retire, Kylian Mbappe will be the sport's leading light and there's no limit to what he can do from here.

Croatia boss: 'You don't give a penalty like that'

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said he wasn't happy with the penalty decision that allowed France to take the lead in Sunday's World Cup final.

Thrilling World Cup gets the finale it deserves

Didier Deschamps got France's stars to buy into his work ethic, and the result was glory in Russia, but not before Croatia pushed them all the way.

LEGO World Cup: France lifts second World Cup trophy

Relive the best of France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final in LEGO form.

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Marcotti: Croatia won its World Cup

Croatia fell short in their first World Cup final, but the FC crew explain what made the Vatreni's run so impressive.

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Was Kante the catalyst for World Cup winners France?

N'Golo Kante had an off day in the World Cup final, but Julien Laurens and the FC crew explain why he was pivotal to France's triumph in Russia.

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Burley: Scary how ambiguous handball rule is

Craig Burley and Ale Moreno explain why the referee was put in a tough position when he awarded France a penalty for a handball by Ivan Perisic.

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Project Russia: Allez les Bleus!

ESPN's Charlie Gibson puts a bow on Project Russia from a scintillating final, as France claimed World Cup glory.

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Robson: Pogba can be the world's best player

Stewart Robson reflects on Paul Pogba's performance at the World Cup and explains why the World Cup winner can become the best player in the world.

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France run over Croatia in second half

The stars came out for France as Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe all scored to help Les Bleus to their second-ever World Cup title.

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France's class proved too much for Croatia

ESPN's Alison Bender reports from outside Luzhniki Stadium with her key takeaways after France overpowered Croatia to win the World Cup.

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France rarely at their best in World Cup triumph

Stewart Robson breaks down France's World Cup final victory over Croatia, which came on a night when they were often second best to the runners-up.

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Boxing

Joshua vs. Povetkin

Joshua vs. Povetkin set for Wembley showdown

With a megafight against Deontay Wilder potentially next, unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua will first face mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin on Sept. 22 in London.

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Joshua vs. Povetkin confirmed, where does Wilder go next?

Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua will face Alexander Povetkin September 22. Is the megafight against Deontay Wilder ever going to happen? Is Tyson Fury in the picture again? Nick Parkinson has answers.

Tennis

Wimbledon

Wimbledon win could spark another era of Djokovic dominance

Will Novak Djokovic be satisfied after completing his comeback with a Wimbledon victory? Don't bet on that. The now 13-time Grand Slam winner is poised to dominate the game yet again.

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ICYMI at Wimbledon: An unforgettable two weeks

Epic semifinals, marathon matches, the return of the legends, World Cup drama -- Wimbledon 2018 had it all and more. In case you missed any of it, here's our pick of the highlights and best bits.

Djokovic hoping to take confidence from Wimbledon to New York

ESPN's Chris McKendry and Brad Gilbert sit down with Novak Djokovic after his 2018 Wimbledon singles title win.

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Djokovic receives royal congratulations

Novak Djokovic got to chat with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, after securing his fourth Wimbledon singles title.

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Djokovic congratulated by son Stefan

2018 Wimbledon men's champion Novak Djokovic was greeted with a hug by his son Stefan after his win over Kevin Anderson.

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Djokovic eases to 13th major win

Nico Pereira recaps Novak Djokovic's straightforward win over Kevin Anderson to claim his first major in two years.

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Transfers

LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool eye Cillessen

Jurgen Klopp reportedly wants Barcelona keeper Jasper Cillessen to replace Loris Karius as Liverpool's No. 1. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Ajax-bound Blind left off Man United tour - sources

Daley Blind has been left out of the Manchester United squad for their tour of the U.S. as he nears a return to Ajax, sources told ESPN FC.

Courtois: I'm worth more than Chelsea offer now

Thibaut Courtois has suggested that Chelsea will need to increase their contract offer to convince him to stay at Stamford Bridge.

NBA

NBA Free Agency

Can Jabari Parker get the happy ending Derrick Rose couldn't?

Parker still holds the former MVP in high regard despite Rose's fallout with Chicago. Now the newest Bull looks to rewrite some homecoming history.

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Making sense of the first Cavalier after LeBron

Whether he wanted to be or not, Collin Sexton is the bridge to the post-LeBron Cavs. Check out what we saw from Day 10 of the Las Vegas Summer League.

Sources: Nets reach two-year deal with Napier

The Nets add to their depth at guard by reaching a two-year deal with Shabazz Napier, according to sources.

Football

Ronaldo to Juventus

Ronaldo arrives in Turin

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Ronaldo undergoes Juventus medical

Cristiano Ronaldo is undergoing his medical at Juventus' clinic as he completes his move from Real Madrid.

Tour de France

Froome relieved to make it through tour cobbles

It was not the expected major shakedown, but the riders' faces told a story of suffering as most of the main Tour de France favourites stayed in contention after a much-feared stage nine Sunday.

Van Avermaet: Big disappointment to lose Porte

BMC Racing Team rider Greg Van Avermaet was disappointed not to win stage 9 of the Tour de France, but remained content to have held onto the Yellow Jersey after the first week.

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Degenkolb dedicates stage 9 win to late friend

Trek Segafredo rider John Degenkolb was overcome with emotions after his stage 9 win at the Tour de France and dedicated the victory to a recently deceased friend.

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Boxing

Pacquiao-Matthysse

Pacquiao-Matthysse: What we learned

Manny Pacquiao knocked out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round for the WBA "regular" world welterweight title at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, but what did we learn from Pacquiao's sparkling display?

Why Manny Pacquiao's victory is huge for Buboy Fernandez

Manny Pacquiao getting a TKO win over Lucas Matthysse was also validation for his longtime friend Buboy Fenandez.

Horn not in mix for Pacquiao's next fight

While Jeff Horn is unlikely to get his rematch with Manny Pacqiuao, he may get a megabout with controversial countryman Anthony Mundine

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  • Wimbledon: Now and then

    In association with Rolex, ESPN charts the innovations of the last 40 years at the All England Club, home of the Wimbledon Championships.

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