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Nadal downs Del Potro in thriller to reach semi-finals

It was a breathless Wimbledon contest that kept on giving for almost five hours, diving volleys, ferocious forehands, blazing backhands and even acrobatic tumbles and at the end of it all Rafael Nadal was the one left standing on Wednesday.

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Croatia stun England, head for first World Cup final

Croatia began preparations for the first World Cup final in their history on Thursday after they came from behind to crush England's hopes in an enthralling contest.

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France didn’t play at all: Belgium goalkeeper

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said his team's defeat by France in the Soccer World Cup semi-finals on Tuesday was a "shame for football", criticising Didier Deschamps's side for a defensive style of play.

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Thai cave boys, coach invited to Spain to see football 'heroes'

Spain's La Liga football league has invited the schoolboy team rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand to come watch a game once they have recovered from their ordeal to meet their "heroes."

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England braces for World Cup lift-off

England's Jesse Lingard captured the mood of a nation barely able to contain its excitement as the World Cup semi-final against Croatia looms.

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Sri Lanka win toss and bat against SA

Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain, Suranga Lakmal, won the toss and decided to bat in the opening test of the two-match series against South Africa in Galle on Thursday.

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Federer suffers shock Wimbledon quarter-final loss to Anderson

Roger Federer suffered a stunning Wimbledon exit as the defending champion blew a two-set lead and wasted a match point in a 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 quarter-final defeat against South Africa's Kevin Anderson on Wednesday.

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Du Plessis backs Steyn to roar back in Sri Lanka Tests

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis Wednesday backed "dangerous" paceman Dale Steyn and the rest of his bowlers to wreak havoc in Sri Lanka on the eve of the first Test.

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Serena Williams serene at Wimbledon

Serena Williams may be on the verge of making history at Wimbledon, but the stress-free former champion insists she doesn't feel under any pressure.

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McKenzie rested, Retallick back as Chiefs look to quarter-final

Flyhalf Damian McKenzie has been rested for the Waikato Chiefs’ final regular season Super Rugby match against the Wellington Hurricanes, while lock Brodie Retallick has returned from a broken bone in his chest.

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