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The Daily Line: World Cup Begins In Russia; Plenty Of Enticing Day Baseball

8 days ago   |   By NESN

Here are the latest betting lines for Thursday's Major League Baseball games, as well as the World Cup and U.S. Open.
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Spain and Portugal both distracted before World Cup opener

8 days ago   |   By Soccer


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Australia's Tim Cahill looking to equal World Cup scoring record

8 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Australia's Andrew Nabbout hopes to repay Bert van Marwijk's faith in him, while Jackson Irvine wishes his grandfather a happy 80th ahead of their World Cup opener.
France's Kylian Mbappe insists too much was made by the media about his injury in training and that he is fit to play at the World Cup.
The French legend expects a tight tussle between France and Australia.
Australia are remaining quite confident ahead of their opener versus France and are focusing on the mantra about playing as a collective.
Stephanie Brantz is on site as Australia are in good spirits with their preparations...
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Nigeria's Balogun a major doubt for Croatia clash

8 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Leon Balogun failed to train with the rest of the Nigeria squad on Thursday morning, and is now a major doubt for Saturday's World Cup opener against Croatia.
The Brighton and Hove Albion defender was conspicuously missing from the team's last session in Essentuki, and team sources told KweséESPN he had gone for a scan.
The results of the scan were still being awaited as the team left Essentuki for Kaliningrad on Thursday afternoon.
In the event that Balogun is unable to start on Saturday,...
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Russia vs Saudi Arabia preview, team news and prediction: Back hosts to claim win in World Cup 2018 opener

8 days ago   |   By CaughtOffside

All eyes will be on Moscow on Thursday evening as Russia kick-start the 2018 World Cup against Saudi Arabia looking to provide early cheer for the home faithful.
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Croatia will be tough - Mikel ahead of Nigeria's World Cup opener

Croatia will be tough - Mikel ahead of Nigeria's World Cup opener

8 days ago   |   By Goal

The Super Eagles last won their opening game at the tournament in 1998 and the midfielder is hoping for a change in fortune against the Blazers
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World Cup Betting Tips: Price boost on Smolov to score for Russia against Saudi Arabia

World Cup Betting Tips: Price boost on Smolov to score for Russia against Saudi Arabia

8 days ago   |   By Goal

The tournament kicks off on Thursday afternoon and dabblebet have boosted the hosts' leading striker to find the net in the opening match in Moscow
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World Cup odds and matchups for opening week of action

World Cup odds and matchups for opening week of action

8 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

The long wait for the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will finally end with the first group stage match of the tournament on Thursday, when host nation Russia takes on Saudi Arabia as strong -230 favourites on the World Cup odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Russia has struggled in friendly competition ahead of the tournament, and is the lowest ranked squad participating in the 2018 World Cup, pegged at No. 70 going into Thursday's matchup at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
2018 World Cup coverage on Sportsnet
The FIFA World Cup in Russia runs from June 14 to July 15, and...
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FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia

FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia

8 days ago   |   By UPI

The 2018 FIFA World Cup, the first ever hosted by Russia, kicks off Thursday with the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium.
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Fear of failure to motivate France's stars against Australia

8 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

KAZAN, Russia With a group of players worth more than a billion dollars, anything other than a win against Australia will be deemed as a failure for France in its World Cup opener.
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Google Doodle celebrates opening of the World Cup

Google Doodle celebrates opening of the World Cup

8 days ago   |   By UPI

Thursday's Doodle collage on the Google homepage celebrates the official opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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MLB suspends Blue Jays' Roberto Osuna for 75 games

MLB suspends Blue Jays' Roberto Osuna for 75 games

Major League Baseball has suspended Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna through Aug. 4. Read more ...

Xhaka and Shaqiri score for Swiss, make Albanian symbol

Xhaka and Shaqiri score for Swiss, make Albanian symbol

KALININGRAD, Russia Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia on Friday at the World Cup, and both celebrated by making a nationalist... Read more ...

‘This is Nigeria' - Super Eagles' victory over Iceland sends Twitter into frenzy

‘This is Nigeria' - Super Eagles' victory over Iceland sends Twitter into frenzy

A second-half brace from Ahmed Musa rejuvenated the Super Eagles' hopes of qualifying to the second round of the World Cup Read more ...

Nigeria 2 Iceland 0: Musa brace boosts Super Eagles & Argentina

Nigeria 2 Iceland 0: Musa brace boosts Super Eagles & Argentina

Argentina can still qualify for the last 16 by beating Nigeria after the Super Eagles earned a 2-0 win over Iceland in Group D. Read more ...

Rookie Bieber tames Tigers in 10-0 win by Indians

Rookie Bieber tames Tigers in 10-0 win by Indians

CLEVELAND Rookie Shane Bieber struck out nine in a career-high seven innings, Yonder Alonso hit a grand slam and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 10-0 on Friday... Read more ...

NBA Draft team-by-team grades: Celtics, Suns shine; Hornets, Jazz miss mark

NBA Draft team-by-team grades: Celtics, Suns shine; Hornets, Jazz miss mark

There was not quite as much movement as expected on NBA Draft night, but for some teams, it was a night to remember. For some, it's already forgettable. Read more ...

Capitals trade Orpik, Grubauer to Avalanche

Capitals trade Orpik, Grubauer to Avalanche

The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals have traded veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in... Read more ...

NHL Draft 2018: Rangers trade up to No. 22, take defenseman K'Andre Miller

NHL Draft 2018: Rangers trade up to No. 22, take defenseman K'Andre Miller

The New York Rangers took Vitali Kravtsov out of Russia with the No. 9 pick, then they traded up to take K'Andre Miller at No. 22. Read more ...

Grayson Allen: I was hoping the Jazz would pick me

Grayson Allen: I was hoping the Jazz would pick me

Yahoo Sports' ‘NBA Draft Live' crew caught up with the former Duke guard following his selection by the Utah Jazz. Read more ...

LIVE: Serbia vs Switzerland

LIVE: Serbia vs Switzerland

Both sides picked up encouraging results in their opening World Cup matches and are now eyeing the knockout stages - follow the action LIVE! Read more ...