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June 20, 2018 12:54 PM Ronaldo strikes again as Morocco go out

While Portugal may over rely on Cristiano Ronaldo and Rui Patricio, FC's Shaka Hislop feels they have the right formula to make a run at the World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal in two World Cup matches as Portugal won 1-0 against a Morocco side that created plenty of chances. As if we needed a reminder of his powers: Cristiano Ronaldo 12

June 19, 2018 7:37 PM Muguruza, Kvitova open grass campaigns with Birmingham wins

(Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova kicked off their grass court seasons on Tuesday with comfortable victories in the first round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham. Spaniard Muguruza, the defending Wimbledon champion, dismantled Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 6-2 in just over 59 minutes to book a second-round clash against 16

June 19, 2018 5:31 PM Iran captain sidesteps women in stadiums issue

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Iran captain Masoud Shojaei said on Tuesday that the World Cup was the wrong place to discuss the issue of women being allowed to watch football matches at stadiums in the Islamic republic. Iranian women are expected to be in the crowd at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday when their country takes on Spain, taking advantage of an opportunity 16

June 19, 2018 3:28 PM Dimitrov sets up Djokovic clash at Queen's

LONDON (Reuters) - Second seed Grigor Dimitrov survived a tough first-round workout against Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur at the Queen’s Club championships on Tuesday to set up a second-round clash with former world number one Novak Djokovic. The 27-year-old Bulgarian was edged out in a second-set tiebreak but eventually prevailed 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3, sealing victory 18

June 19, 2018 3:27 PM Neymar sparks injury concerns after brief return to Brazil training

Neymar left Brazil training on Tuesday after just 15 minutes with a right ankle injury that the team doctor said is related to a foul he suffered against Switzerland and not his recently broken right foot. Neymar was playing keep-away with a few other players when he suddenly left the training session in Sochi. He limped as he walked away from the field 15

June 19, 2018 2:21 AM Donald Trump Threatens New Tariffs if China Retaliates

President directs aides to identify $200 billion in Chinese goods for 10% levies in case China matches recent U.S. tariffs WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump threatened to sharply escalate a trade conflict with China, asking his administration to identify $200 billion in imported goods from China to be penalized with tariffs. Mr. Trump’s move comes after 30

June 18, 2018 2:59 PM Borussia Dortmund's 13-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko ends U17 season with 40 goals in 28 games

Borussia Dortmund youngster Youssoufa Moukoko, 13, has capped off his first season in the club's under-17 team by securing the Bundesliga title with a late winner in the final against Bayern Munich, ending the year with 40 goals. Ghana-born Moukoko scored the 3-2 winner in the Bundesliga final with just four minutes left on the clock at Bayern's Youth 22

June 18, 2018 1:53 PM Andreas Granqvist's second-half penalty leads Sweden over South Korea

Andreas Granqvist scored a 65th-minute penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) as Sweden began their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over South Korea on Monday at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. The penalty was the second awarded by VAR in three days as Antoine Griezmann's first-half attempt was granted via review in the first half of France's 18

June 17, 2018 8:03 PM Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia. The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0. Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil the lead in the 20th minute 20

June 16, 2018 12:33 PM Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

Technology twice helped France at the World Cup on Saturday in its 2-1 victory over Australia. The French team was given a penalty kick, eventually converted by Antoine Griezmann in the 58th minute, after the referee watched the replay of a foul on the sideline. Paul Pogba later scored the winning goal in the 81st minute, and goal-line technology was used to confirm 24