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'If you are at Real Madrid, you don't leave' - Morata paying for mistake, says Michel

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The Chelsea striker endured a testing debut campaign in England after departing Spain, with his struggles ultimately costing him a World Cup spot
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FIFA: Insufficient evidence of doping by Russia's WCup squad

FIFA: Insufficient evidence of doping by Russia's WCup squad

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ZURICH - FIFA says there is insufficient evidence any players in Russia's World Cup squad have previously doped.
The governing body has been assessing information from the World Anti-Doping Agency, samples recovered from the Moscow lab, and information from its former director Grigory Rodchenkov.
Russia last week named a provisional 28-man squad, plus seven reserves for the World Cup, which kicks off in Moscow on June 14.
After investigating the players, FIFA says “insufficient evidence was found to assert an anti-doping rule violation. FIFA has informed the World Anti-Doping Agency of its...
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World Cup 2018: Will Smith and Diplo are collaborating on the official FIFA song

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The song, which also involves Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi, will be released on May 25
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Brazil must embrace World Cup favourites tag - Edu

Brazil must embrace World Cup favourites tag - Edu

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The Selecao's Technical Coordinator Edu Gaspar admits the Selecao will be among the front-runners in Russia and insists their tournament stars now
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Salah is 'definitely' world's best - Lovren

Salah is 'definitely' world's best - Lovren

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According to his Liverpool team-mate, the attacker is the best player in the world at the moment, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
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Pulisic blames lack of focus for USMNT World Cup qualification failure

Pulisic blames lack of focus for USMNT World Cup qualification failure

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The Borussia Dortmund winger said the team wasn't ready to play against Trinidad and Tobago and downplayed earlier excuses of chemistry issues
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Fashionisto Simon Doonan sees magic, madness in soccer style

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NEW YORK - Simon Doonan is an established fashionisto and lifelong soccer obsessive. His new book is dedicated to style drivers of the sport just in time for the June 14 start of the World Cup.
So what sets soccer players apart in fashion compared to other pro athletes? For starters, they have the perfect physiques to wear just about anything straight off the rack. And the stars often spend big.
In the book, “Soccer Style: The Magic and Madness,” Doonan breaks down fashion footballers into five “style tribes.” Doonan says there are the good taste ambassadors, label kings, psychedelic...
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Great moments in Pittsburgh sports history: 1970-1989

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The Post-Gazette's Out of the Archives: Sports is a photographic tour through the city's rich sports history. From the Penguins' Stanley Cup championship this past June to the Pirates' World Series victory in 1909, fans can both learn by peering decades into the past and relive more recent glory by flipping through dozens of vivid images that bring these iconic moments back to life. The Steelers, Penguins and Pirates are featured prominently, but some of the best moments from the college and high school ranks also make the list that shows why Pittsburgh is one of the best sports towns in...
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Pulisic: Focus to blame for U.S. WC failure

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Christian Pulisic has put part of the United States' failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup down to a lack of focus.
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‘FAN ID system will help prevent racism at 2018 World Cup' - anti-discrimination chief Smertin

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Russia's anti-racism chief Alexei Smertin says that the FAN ID system, which is obligatory for all fans visiting the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, will help to prevent potential racist incidents at stadiums.
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2018 World Cup Preview, Group D: Can Lionel Messi Inspire Argentina To A Fairytale Win?

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From Messi's chance to match Maradona, to the best fan celebration, here's everything you need to know about World Cup Group D.
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Russian agency offers fake restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup

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A Russian marketing agency has offered to help restaurants in cities hosting the soccer World Cup use fake reviews to bump up ratings on review site TripAdvisor. Marketing company Bacon Agency says it can circumvent TripAdvisor's algorithm for detecting fraudulent posts and publish reviews in foreign languages ahead of an influx of fans from abroad. Jacob Greaves reports.
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WORLD CUP: Escobar murdered after Colombia's exit in 1994

WORLD CUP: Escobar murdered after Colombia's exit in 1994

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Days after returning home from the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Colombia defender Andres Escobar was shot dead in his hometown of Medellin .
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WORLD CUP: Dads Ronaldo and Messi still seek World Cup title

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GENEVA - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have put up impressive numbers - in life and on the field - going into a fourth World Cup.
So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament, when both left Brazil still lacking the game's most coveted prize.
Yes, each has scored at least 200 more goals, won at least one more Champions League title and taken home at least one more Ballon d'Or trophy since that last World Cup. Ronaldo also captained Portugal to win the 2016 European Championship.
Both have also turned 30 and seen their families grow, becoming doting dads...
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Washington Capitals prepare for White House visit. but will Ovechkin quiz...

Washington Capitals prepare for White House visit. but will Ovechkin quiz Trump on Russia?

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Kings blow 28-point lead vs. Nets, continue march toward tough summer

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Belmont beats Temple 81-70 for first NCAA Tournament win

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NFL free agency rumors: Former Packers linebacker Clay Matthews signing with Rams

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Belmont gets 1st NCAA tourney win, tops Temple in First Four

Belmont gets 1st NCAA tourney win, tops Temple in First Four

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Astros, Alex Bregman agree to 6-year, $100 million extension, report says

Astros, Alex Bregman agree to 6-year, $100 million extension, report says

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Buehler throws 46 pitches in spring debut for Dodgers

Buehler throws 46 pitches in spring debut for Dodgers

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Pulisic wants opponents to fear US, knows it will take time

Pulisic wants opponents to fear US, knows it will take time

DAVENPORT, Fla. - Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that... Read more ...

AP source: Alex Bregman, Astros agree to $100M, 6-year deal

AP source: Alex Bregman, Astros agree to $100M, 6-year deal

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The Latest: Cup champion Capitals to visit White House

The Latest: Cup champion Capitals to visit White House

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