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New Zealand came out tops in the quarter-final in 2003 (29-9) and the semi-final in 2015 (20-18). "You've just got to deal with each game as it comes and that is the key to tournament play", Cheika said from Japan . "They're getting better and better all the time, but they're in a really strong pool". Elsewhere, Scotland and Ireland drawn in the same group with hosts Japan in Pool A .
  • Leicester want top-half finish - Vardy

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    Craig Shakespeare's side were second best throughout in their most recent outing against Tottenham, as they suffered a similar fate to United in a derby date from October 2011. "They did that very well and managed to pick up some big wins (in the Premier League) and now they look very comfortable in the position they are in - it is actually hard to remember how hard a position they were in".
  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho launches Euro final broadside

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho launches Euro final broadside

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    United, who have collected their fewest victories in a Premier League season - even with a win today, are set to be without Marouane Fellaini and Chris Smalling , who are both injury concerns. Due to the youthful nature of his squad and the potential for pre-match nerves, Mourinho has altered United's normal routine. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the victor the last time these sides met, firing past Wayne Hennessey in the 88th minute at Selhurst Park.
  • Celtics' Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

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    The injury was aggravated during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in Washington on May 12. According to the team's chief medical officer, the decision to shut Thomas down was made to avoid more long-term damage to his hip. Thomas looked out of it, and if he was in so much pain to the point where he had could not continue to play in the Eastern Conference Finals, perhaps he shouldn't have been out there in the first place.
  • Brewers, Cubs rained out at Wrigley Field, makeup on July 6

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    First pitch on Saturday is slated for 2:20 Eastern Time. "It felt a little bit different but it's a normal game. Are you going to cry about it?" Brewers: Ryan Braun (strained left calf) could return from the DL as early as Sunday, manager Craig Counsell said.
  • Guardiola: Barca or Bayern would have sacked me

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    The Argentine came on for David Silva in the 62nd minute of City's 3-1 win over West Brom in their Premier League clash for an emotional farewell to the home support. "I am sure the future is so bright and hopefully one day the club can achieve it". Zabaleta was honoured with a number of tributes after the game, including the presentation of a lifetime City season ticket.
  • Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta Preparing For An 'Emotional' Farewell

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    That is to say should he have been at a "big club", as Guardiola puts it. "I remember at that time [Sir Alex] Ferguson and the 'noisy neighbours, ' and this is something that I have been since that time! At the clubs I worked at before I am not here, but here we have a second chance and we will try to do it better than this season", he added.
  • Paul Pogba to return for Manchester United FC on Sunday

    Paul Pogba to return for Manchester United FC on Sunday

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    The Red Devils go into tomorrow's final game of the season at home to Crystal Palace guaranteed to finish sixth. The good thing is the club knows, the board knows, I know and we are together on this process. Not on that lengthy list of young players: Matt Olosunde. "The Europa League is for team who have been in it since the beginning, like us". Speaking will be manager José Mourinho and two players.
  • Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud send Arsenal F.C

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    It's a minor hamstring problem. Oxlade-Chamberlain joins defender Laurent Koscielny and playmaker Santi Cazorla on the Arsenal treatment table with four games - including the FA Cup final against Chelsea - to come this term. "I felt that, if you look at individual performances, you couldn't be disappointed from the goalkeeper right through to Danny Welbeck". "We are aware of the fact that we probably need to win all of our remaining games to be sure that we will be in the race until the ...
  • Italian Open: Rain makes Novak Djokovic wait for semi-final spot

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    The 30-year-old Nadal, who was seeded fourth, had won consecutive clay-court tournaments in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid and was aiming for an eighth title at the Foro Italico as he prepares for the French Open in less than two weeks. Germany's Alexander Zverev and American John Isner were playing for the other final place. Thiem beat Nadal 6-4, 6-3. But the Austrian's dream run was quickly brought to an end by a clinical Djokovic on Saturday as the Serbian took his record to 5-0 ...
  • Boston creamed: Cavs back home after demolishing Celtics

    Boston creamed: Cavs back home after demolishing Celtics

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    But just in case there was any sliver of a chance the Celtics could make the series interesting, Boston quashed it Saturday with the announcement that leading scorer Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the postseason with a hip injury.
  • Trainer lands coward punch on boxer

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    Andre Dirrell, a 2004 U.S. Olympian, was ruled unable to continue after being knocked down after the bell to end the eighth round against Jose Uzcategui Saturday, May 20 (Sunday Manila time) at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.