• Harry Kane set to captain England against Scotland
Harry Kane set to captain England against Scotland

Whether they can translate that intensity into an upset victory we will find out tonight when the teams clash at Hampden Park in a World Cup qualifier. It turned out to be that extraordinary game in which England beat Scotland 9-3. I don't think that's the case. We take a closer look at the fixture.

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  • Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko crowned champion
Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko crowned champion

Thursday, June 8, 2017. Ostapenko, positioned 47th, had never won a Tour-level title and was playing in just her eighth Grand Slam. "I still can not believe I won this". "I've been sick in the stomach with emotion", Halep said. "Maybe I was not ready to win it". "Can she become a serial Grand Slam champion?" Three years ago it was something n...

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  • United States shoots down mock warhead over Pacific
United States shoots down mock warhead over Pacific

The United States successfully shot down a mock warhead Tuesday as part of a historic test from Vandenberg Air Force Base, according to the Pentagon and the country's Missile Defense Agency ( MDA ). Earlier this month, the Air Force Global Strike Command test-launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM equipped with a single test re-entry vehicle ...

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  • Southgate calls for more clinical England after late Scotland drama
Southgate calls for more clinical England after late Scotland drama

He curled a 25-yard free kick past Joe Hart into the top corner in the 87th, and repeated the trick just three minutes later as he bent the ball into the opposite side of the goal. Scotland continued to press and were rewarded with an equaliser in the 87th minute when Gary Cahill's clumsy challenge on Ryan Fraser saw them awarded a free-kick...

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  • Maria Sharapova out of Wimbledon qualifying with injury
Maria Sharapova out of Wimbledon qualifying with injury

The Russian only recently returned to the circuit in April after a 15-month drug ban but her comeback was halted by an injury. But she posted in a Facebook message: "After an additional scan, the muscle tear I sustained in Rome will unfortunately not allow me to compete in the grass court tournaments I was scheduled to play".

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  • Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller
Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

However, Kane netted from close range three minutes into time added on to seal a 2-2 draw and maintain England's eight-year unbeaten run in qualifying matches as they stayed on course for a place in Russian Federation. We're not saying that the first half of Scotland v England was boring, but the fact that Joe Hart was wearing a baseball ...

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  • LeBron: 'Resilient' Cavs were desperate to avoid sweep
LeBron: 'Resilient' Cavs were desperate to avoid sweep

Kyrie Irving was deadly all night, shooting 7-for-12 from beyond the arc and finishing with a game-high 40 points. Former NBA player Olden Polynice said on Fox Sports Radio "I won't say it's rigged, but the NBA knows what ref crews they send to the games", according to Fox Sports' Jason Smith.

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  • Champs Real Madrid return home to heroes' welcome
Champs Real Madrid return home to heroes' welcome

Not content with consecutive Champions League titles and a drought-ending La Liga crown, Cristiano Ronaldo quickly turned his attention to individual honours and the Ballon d'Or. Chants of Zidane's name also rang out around the Bernabeu. Gareth Bale has opened up about his future at Real Madrid, claiming he's happy despite speculation linking h...

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  • Irving powers Cavaliers over Warriors to end flawless run
Irving powers Cavaliers over Warriors to end flawless run

Keep doing this every year". "At the end of the day we've just got some resilient guys", James said. But the loss snapped the Warriors' NBA-record 15-game playoff win streak and denied them the league's first unbeaten playoff run. We love technically sound, proficient basketball, and we got that earlier in the series. After the bumper first h...

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  • Andy Murray addresses time violation controversy after beating Kei Nishikori
Andy Murray addresses time violation controversy after beating Kei Nishikori

Murray, who was runner-up to Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros previous year, will meet 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka for a spot in Sunday's final. It's a repeat of last year's semifinal which Murray won in four sets before going on to lose to Novak Djokovic in the final .

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  • Jelena Ostapenko v Timea Bacsinszky - player profiles
Jelena Ostapenko v Timea Bacsinszky - player profiles

The world number 47 has produced some of her finest performances on clay this season including a runner-up finish in Charleston before reaching the final four in Prague. "I was always playing aggressive and trying to hit the ball when I have the chance". Overwhelmed by Pliskova's power in the second set, Halep regained the momentum in the decider...

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  • Formula One Canadian Grand Prix qualifying session 2
Formula One Canadian Grand Prix qualifying session 2

Hamilton needed several laps to get the tires up to temperature, and then went to third with a 1:13.078. Hamilton admitted he had set a target of matching Senna's record since he surpassed his hero's tally of 41 race wins. "This is the most special thing I own, beyond all my trophies and everything", he said. I lost a bit into Turn Two, and then ...

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  • Europa League victory lifted Manchester, says Ferguson
Europa League victory lifted Manchester, says Ferguson

Spain global Juan Mata expressed his delight at helping United land the only major trophy missing from the club's honours, but his thoughts were also primarily with those affected by the shocking events in Manchester . "That's the decision I have to make now - whether I want to continue doing that or go on and play more regular football". ...

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  • Owen Farrell urges Britsih Lions to keep working hard after downing Crusaders
Owen Farrell urges Britsih Lions to keep working hard after downing Crusaders

Farrell scored all of the Lions' points from penalties, landing three goals in the first half and one for the only points of the second. Farrell also gelled well with Johnny Sexton after Jonathan Davies went off injured, but basic handling errors must be ironed out before the first test match on 24 June.

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  • Aditi slips to tied 62nd at LPGA Volvik Championships
Aditi slips to tied 62nd at LPGA Volvik Championships

Feng, who had been imperious in reaching -21 through 14 holes of her final round, then wobbled slightly and her bogey on the 16th coincided with Lee's superb birdie on the 17th to bring the Aussie within two. "I love MI golf and I finished second in Grand Rapids a couple years ago, so I don't know, just kind of got my groove back, I guess". “Obvi...

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  • Stosur wins all-Australian final in Strasbourg
Stosur wins all-Australian final in Strasbourg

If she wins the tournament, Gavrilova will overtake Stosur in the world rankings and become the new Australian No. 1. Stosur beat China's Peng Shuai 7-6 (0) 6-4 to advance, with the victor of Saturday's final also set to secure the Australian number one spot just ahead of Sunday's French Open .

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  • LeBron James and Kyrie Irving keep Cleveland Cavaliers alive
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving keep Cleveland Cavaliers alive

Had the Cavs been a little more efficient at the foul line, they could have breathed even easier. The Cleveland Cavaliers staved off National Basketball Association finals elimination and ended the Golden State Warriors' shot at an unprecedented ideal run through the playoffs with a 137-116 win on Friday (Saturday NZ time).

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  • Nadal launches French Open title bid
Nadal launches French Open title bid

But Djokovic split with those coaches, as well as other members of his entourage, hoping to regain the groove that made him the first man in almost a half-century to win four consecutive majors. The Serbian is bidding to become the first man to have won each of the four Grand Slams at least twice in the Open Era. Men's 1st rd: Jiri Vesely (Cz...

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  • Real Madrid receive €60 million offer from Manchester United
Real Madrid receive €60 million offer from Manchester United

Manchester United were in for Bale when he made a decision to leave Spurs back in 2013 - but were blown out of the water by Real Madrid's £86m offer. That's normal for a striker who's scored 19 goals . Real Madrid would like to sell Morata for no less than €75 million, although they have not received such offer just yet, so Los Blancos mi...

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  • Cavs motivated by Warriors 'chatter' about celebrating Finals win in Cleveland
Cavs motivated by Warriors 'chatter' about celebrating Finals win in Cleveland

Five of the six bookmakers had Golden State favored. "Our mindset is to go out there and get one", James said. "We're going to keep scrapping". In doing so they scored more points in a quarter than any other team in post-season history when they plundered 49 in the opening 12 minutes.

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