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‘Happier seeing the happiness of my players’: France manager

‘Happier seeing the happiness of my players’: France manager

Didier Deschamps, a former world champion himself, said his players had the mental quality to see the team through The triumphant France manager Didier Deschamps’ press conference was hijacked by his players almost as soon the first question was about to be asked. Paul Pogba, the heartbeat of the team, …

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Sindhu to lock horns with Okuhara in Thailand Open finals

Sindhu to lock horns with Okuhara in Thailand Open finals

It will be a rematch of last World Championship in which Okuhara prevailed over Sindhu. Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu advanced into the women’s singles final after registering a hard-fought victory over Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung at the $350,000 Thailand Open World Tour Super 500 tournament in Bangkok on …

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Croatia ready for seismic event, says coach Dalic

Croatia ready for seismic event, says coach Dalic

Modric the winner of four Champions League titles with Real Madrid will play the biggest match of his life against France. Croatia have no major injury concerns going into Sunday’s World Cup final despite having played three 120-minute matches and are looking forward to a seismic event for the small …

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Croatia’s tale of grit and determination

Croatia’s tale of grit and determination

The first-time World Cup finalist has defied expectations and punched above its weight The narrative of this FIFA World Cup — much more than its earlier editions — has unravelled melodramatically, with despondencies and elations, shocks and surprises. It has churned a cauldron of every human emotion thrown in, in …

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We might be tempted to play Kuldeep, Chahal in Tests too: Kohli

We might be tempted to play Kuldeep, Chahal in Tests too: Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli is tempted to play his ‘key weapons’ Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the upcoming five-Test series against England, considering the wrists spinners’ stellar performance in the ongoing limited overs leg of the tour. While Kuldeep has already played two Tests, Chahal is yet to earn …

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Wimbledon 2018: It’s Nadal-Djokovic, Isner-Anderson in the semifinals

Wimbledon 2018: It's Nadal-Djokovic, Isner-Anderson in the semifinals

Isner holds an impressive 8-3 record against Anderson, winning his last five meetings with the 32-year-old. World number one Rafael Nadal set-up a mouthwatering Wimbledon semi-final against old rival Novak Djokovic after battling back to beat Juan Martin del Potro in a Centre Court thriller on Wednesday. Nadal triumphed 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), …

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Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal out of South Africa Tests

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal out of South Africa Tests

Dinesh Chandimal and two top Sri Lankan cricket officials have agreed to sit out the Test series against South Africa pending sanctions, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha had pleaded guilty to violating the spirit of the game last month during …

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FIFA 2018: Umtiti’s header sends France into World Cup final

FIFA 2018: Umtiti’s header sends France into World Cup final

It was a fascinating first half and all that was missing was a goal but one came soon after the break. It was a battle of wits and tactics, fries and frittes, Asterix and Tintin. France’s L’Equipe, the country’s main sports daily, had its own take on Tintin’s “Destination Moon” cover, …

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Bertens takes out seventh seed Pliskova in straight sets

Bertens takes out seventh seed Pliskova in straight sets

Federer serves up a masterclass against Mannarino; Serena routs Russian Rodina; Kerber also advances The business end of Wimbledon got going under a spell of sunshine but also under the shadow of the FIFA World Cup, which seems to have worked up almost everyone in England into an eager, expectant …

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