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And Ozil questions in his statement why other dual-heritage team-mates have not been subjected to the same treatment. Indian tennis star Sania Mirza took to Twitter on Monday to voice her support for German footballer Mesut Ozil. He lamented a lack of support from DFB president Reinhard Grindel and said "I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish". Ozil's agent criticised Hoeness for sidestepping the Ozil's reasons for leaving Germany, but Matthaus, when asked if the German ...
  • Mbappe's goal in final generated most tweets during World Cup

    Mbappe's goal in final generated most tweets during World Cup

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    His comments come after France defeated Croatia 4-2 in Sunday's final, with 16 players out of the 23-man squad of African heritage, including Sunday goalscorers Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé. He is, only the second teenager after Pele to score a World Cup Final. It was the players, though, who captured the French imagination. "It's a band of extremists who are taking over power in the most important countries of the so-called developed world ...
  • Dan Gilbert Gives Heavy Praise to Collin Sexton for Summer League Play

    Dan Gilbert Gives Heavy Praise to Collin Sexton for Summer League Play

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    At the end of regulation against the Lakers , Sexton locked down Hart using even a little bit of insane eyes and flexing of the muscles to throw him off of his game. "Josh is a phenomenal player, I have fun watching him grow from school, it's awesome", said Portland's KJ McDaniels, who scored 17 points and earned game MVP honors.
  • Manny Machado to Dodgers near-certain

    Manny Machado to Dodgers near-certain

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    Nightengale reports that the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers are still in talks with the Orioles for Machado, so the situation is fluid and could change rapidly. "So if this is the last time (wearing an Orioles uniform). hopefully I did everything I could for the organization". According to Jayson Stark of The Athletic , there Orioles have a "handshake agreement" with another team regarding a deal involving Machado.
  • Root and Morgan clinch decider for England in ODI series

    Root and Morgan clinch decider for England in ODI series

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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar was out on the last ball, giving Willey a third wicket . Throw in the class of Rohit Sharma, the experience of MS Dhoni and the all-round skills of Hardik Pandya and you have a top-class Indian side. The series had been poised on a knife edge after England won the second game by 86 runs at Lord's on Saturday and India won the first game by eight wickets .
  • Arsenal's Mesut Ozil to take part in Singapore preseason tour

    Arsenal's Mesut Ozil to take part in Singapore preseason tour

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    Arsenal have more serious warm-up matches against Atletico Madrid, Paris St-Germain, Chelsea and Sevilla before starting the season at home to defending Premier League champions Manchester City. Now it's a new way. "We have texted each other during the World Cup and I have congratulated him on his achievements with France, of course". Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he will work with Mesut Ozil "in a new way" to get the best out of the playmaker, and urged him to come back from his holiday ...
  • Qatar World cup to be played in winter months, confirms Gianni Infantino

    Qatar World cup to be played in winter months, confirms Gianni Infantino

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    Russian Federation has hosted one of the more memorable World Cups in recent times, and Infantino believes it will go down in history as one of the best tournaments in terms of the style of football played. United States credit card company Visa, which alongside U.S. brands Coca-Cola and Budweiser beer served as partners for the tournament, said fans from America were the biggest foreign spenders at Russian World Cup venues, followed by those from China and Mexico.
  • 5 best and worst players as France beat Belgium

    5 best and worst players as France beat Belgium

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    France were in the final of the Euros, but I don't want any of my players to be frustrated or disappointed. But its quality - he out-jumped the taller Marouane Fellaini to head in a corner - suggested there could be more where that came from.
  • Time to relax on longest leg of Tour

    Time to relax on longest leg of Tour

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    BMC captain Porte is 56sec off the lead, Adam Yates 1min 05sec, defending champion Chris Froome at 1min 06sec, with Thursday's stage winer Dan Martin at 1min 30. So far, the Tour is a "two-men show", Sme wrote, explaining that stage victories, with the exception of the time trial, were equally divided between Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan .
  • Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950

    Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950

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    The side led by Luka Modric booked their place in the World Cup final for the first time in the country's history and are now assured of going at least one step further than Davor Suker's "Generation of 1998". "I don't think realistically we expected to be here. It's always there every time we wear the shirt of our national team, we want to play with pride, we want to play well and win".
  • Pacquiao rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

    Pacquiao rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

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    He scored three knockdowns in the fight before Matthysse finally had enough. Pacquiao had hinted strongly that the Kuala Lumpur duel could be his last if he failed to fire as he did last time out against Horn. Malaysia, meanwhile, is all prepared to host its the biggest fight since Muhammad Ali fought Joe Bugner in 1975-albeit under the shadow of the World Cup finale, an event that is expected to preoccupy the football-mad country at least early on in the day.
  • Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton attend Wimbledon together

    Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton attend Wimbledon together

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    I don't know. It really worries me. "You've given me more hair", joked Harry as he looked at the drawing, eliciting a hearty laugh from Markle. Sister-in-law Kate opted for a cream and black polka dot dress with ruffled detailing. Golf legend, Tiger Woods , Racing driver Lewis Hamilton and fashion maven Anna Wintour were also in Williams' box for championship day. She said former Suits actress Meghan had supported her in previous years at Wimbledon and although this time ...
  • England can win a major tournament, says FA's Dan Ashworth

    England can win a major tournament, says FA's Dan Ashworth

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    France and Croatia will battle it out for the coveted trophy tomorrow, Sunday July 15 but first we bring you the game no side wants to be in! Should Croatia finish second to France, he will miss the runners-up medal. They could also have a Golden Boot victor in their midst given the fact Harry Kane's six goals put him in a strong position ahead of Sunday's final - not that it makes the captain immune from criticism.
  • Novak Djokovic has lamented more 'unfair' treatment at Wimbledon

    Novak Djokovic has lamented more 'unfair' treatment at Wimbledon

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    The Spaniard finished with 67 winners to 34 unforced errors as he displayed his credentials as he bids to lift a third singles title at the All England Club. Nishikori initially stayed with his opponent and hit back in another superb game, but a wild backhand late on handed Djokovic the first set. "It motivates me to do extremely well here because I don't want to sit here and explain my loss".