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Argentine inmates go on hunger strike to compel officials to allow them to watch World Cup team

9 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Inmates in Argentina have launched a hunger strike in hopes to compel prison officials to allow them to watch the upcoming World Cup, which kicks off Thursday in Russia. The inmates claim that “cable television is an indispensable right for everyone deprived of their liberty,” according to a statement from prisoners at the Puerto Madryn Jail, located 800 miles south of Buenos Aires. The inmates plan to deny themselves food until they get what they want, according to AFP. The nine protesting inmates filed a lawsuit in hopes to receive cable to watch Argentina play in the World Cup. The...
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Video: England arrive in Russia ahead of World Cup campaign

Video: England arrive in Russia ahead of World Cup campaign

9 days ago   |   By Sporting News

England have arrived at their team base in Russia ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup
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Video: Mido hopeful over Salah fitness

Video: Mido hopeful over Salah fitness

9 days ago   |   By Sporting News

Former Egypt international Mido revealed he is hopeful talisman Mohamed Salah will be fit for his country's opening World Cup fixture
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Mbappe feeling '100 per cent' after ankle knock in training

Mbappe feeling '100 per cent' after ankle knock in training

9 days ago   |   By Goal

After an injury scare, the PSG striker is ready to go for France's World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday
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Achilles the World Cup predicting psychic cat

Achilles the World Cup predicting psychic cat

9 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

As football fans rush to calculate the winning probablity for each team in the World Cup, Achilles the 'psychic' cat will be using his cat sense to predict the results
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Ex-Astros coach who almost died at W.S. parade will be on All-Star Game staff

9 days ago   |   By Yardbarker

Houston Astros first base coach Rich Dauer, who nearly died at the parade celebrating the team's World Series championship last year, will join AJ Hinch's staff at the 2018 All-Star Game, as the Astros skipper will be managing the AL squad. Brian McTaggart, Astros beat writer for the MLB.com tweeted out the heartwarming news. Dauer collapsed at the parade in Houston last year, something that was precipitated by him slipping on a wet floor and hitting his head the night before the celebration. It was determined Dauer suffered a subdural hematoma before falling into a coma. He was only given...
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Joanne O'Riordan: your alternative guide to World Cup survival

9 days ago   |   By The Irish Times

Viewing contracts need to be drawn up as the eyes of the west turn towards Mother Russia
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World Cup 2018: Expert predictors are toasting French

World Cup 2018: Expert predictors are toasting French

9 days ago   |   By Sporting News

Superstar Paul Pogba and the rest of his French national team mates go into the World Cup with high expectations from pundits.
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Spain fires coach Julen Lopetegui two days before World Cup opener

Spain fires coach Julen Lopetegui two days before World Cup opener

9 days ago   |   By TORONTO STAR

“We have been forced to dispense with the national coach. We wish him the greatest of luck,” the Spanish Football Federation president, Luis Rubiales, said.
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Soccer fan pope hopes World Cup brings dialogue

Soccer fan pope hopes World Cup brings dialogue

9 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Pope Francis said on Wednesday he hoped the soccer World Cup would encourage dialogue between nations. Rough Cut .
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Caballero: Argentina respected due to World Cup history

Caballero: Argentina respected due to World Cup history

9 days ago   |   By Goal

While Jorge Sampaoli's men struggled through an underwhelming qualifying campaign, the goalkeeper believes the finals will be a different prospect
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Saudi Arabia aiming to silence home fans in World Cup opener

9 days ago   |   By BBC

Saudi Arabia will play without fear when they face hosts Russia in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup, says manager Juan Antonio Pizzi.
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Enticing Ekaterinburg Arena stands out from the rest

9 days ago   |   By ESPN

The temporary north and south stands jut out of the rest of the structure, almost like wings; the extra seats will bring the stadium's capacity to World Cup standards
We land on a cold, wet and windy day in Ekaterinburg; the temperature, the air crew tell us, is 12 degrees above Celsius - implying that usually it's below and we should be lucky with what we get. My plane is largely filled with Egyptians and Uruguayans; they break the language barrier to swap thoughts and predictions, and share their hatred for Sergio Ramos.
My task, on landing, is to find more of them and to visit the...
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Socialeyesed - Spain sack Lopetegui

Socialeyesed - Spain sack Lopetegui

9 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

There was a huge reaction on social media to the shock news that Spain had sacked their manager just two days before their opening World Cup match.
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World Cup Predictor: Hosts to win opener? Spain over Portugal?

9 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Alexis Nunes put their prognostication skills to the test for the first four matches of the World Cup.
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Moustaches, silly songs defuse Russian tension at World Cup

Moustaches, silly songs defuse Russian tension at World Cup

9 days ago   |   By CBC

How bad is Russia's national soccer team? Even the ruthless leader of Chechnya couldn't coach it to victory - or so goes a satirical song buzzing around Russian social networks ahead of the World Cup. The Chechen strongman shot back - with a goofy patriotic rap.
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This will get you in the mood for the World Cup - BBC Sport's World Cup 2018 opener

9 days ago   |   By BBC

The 2018 Fifa World Cup gets under way on Thursday when hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia following an opening ceremony at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.
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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 ...