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Putin questions scale of alleged Russian violence at Euro 2016

After violence in the Mediterranean port of Marseille before and after England's 1-1 draw with Russian Federation on Saturday, UEFA had warned England that a repetition of fans' violent behavior could see the team expelled. In a statement, tournament organiser Uefa said: "Uefa regrets the skirmishes which occurred in Lille last night. What's happening is the police are trying to enclose people", he told Reuters. Read More

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Antonio Conte to keep Kenneth Omeruo at Chelsea

Antonio Conte to keep Kenneth Omeruo at Chelsea

Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon has backed his coach Antonio Conte to be a success as Chelsea manager. Conte showed his tactical nous on Monday when the Azzurri sealed a 2-0 win over Belgium in Lyon. Cuadrado made the move from Florentina to Chelsea but only appeared 15 times for the club before going out on loan to Juventus. As for his management style, Ancelotti wrote about the demands Conte - who led Juve to three consecutive Serie A titles as coach - would impose. Read More

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Obama, Biden visit Orlando to meet victims of Pulse shooting

Obama, Biden visit Orlando to meet victims of Pulse shooting

Corrine Brown, a Democrat who represents parts of the city. "But he's largely, to a large extent, he's blaming guns", Trump said, pledging to save the Second Amendment of the U.S. Nelson has called for stricter gun laws, saying, "We've got to get the Senate to a position it will vote; don't be a chicken". For Obama, the trip to Orlando was an unwelcome return to one of the most hard roles a president must fulfill: trying to reassure the nation at times when few words seem capable of ... Read More

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Ali's hometown joins together in prayer and celebration

Lieberman said, however, that it was hard to gauge Ali's thinking ability in his final years. A spokesman for Ali's family announced his death in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 74 on Friday evening local time. So he went up to Ali , threw his arms around him and declared, "If there's anybody I want to be like, it's you". But he was once a polarising figure in the US. Read More

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O'Neill: Belgium have best individuals at Euro 2016

Ireland face Marc Wilmots' men in Bordeaux on Saturday knowing victory would leave them in pole position to make it to the last 16. "It'll be a tough night for us but we want to make it tough for them as well". "Showing the same attitude I don't think is a problem for us because we have to go and compete, go and be strong and be confident again on the ball". Read More

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Joachim Low: Germany coach apologises for trouser antics at Euro 2016

Joachim Low: Germany coach apologises for trouser antics at Euro 2016

These two teams split a pair of games during qualifying a year ago, only to both end up in Group C in the main draw. "This is not a topic for the team", he said. "Their biggest strength is that they have a very well-organised team". "What is giving us a lot of confidence is that we were able to control the last game, that we could keep the tempo of the match, and we played with a high level of confidence". Read More

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British Labour lawmaker injured in shooting, PA reports

British Labour lawmaker injured in shooting, PA reports

Cambridge graduate Ms Cox was elected to the seat of Batley and Spen at the last general election in 2015. Prime Minister David Cameron said "this is absolutely tragic and terrible news". "He had a bag with him but that's all I saw, I didn't see if he was armed". Fellow Labour MP Mike Gapes described her as a rising star in the party, "one of the most effective of the newly elected Labour MPs past year". Read More

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England fans celebrate win against Wales at Walkabout

A draw against Slovakia in Saint-Etienne will suffice for England and they will approach the game with renewed optimism after belatedly kicking their tournament into gear. "This is one of them, this is a real tough one but we have to show our mettle and make sure we bounce back". We've all felt like this before and we have to get over it, stay together as a squad and move on. Read More

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Euro 2016: Germany beat Ukraine in their opener

I'm not yet so far that I can play for 90 or 120. - Reuters picIn many respects, it was a very encouraging evening for Roy Hodgson's team, with young players Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Justin Rose showing they truly belong on the global stage, while captain Wayne Rooney adapted well to his new position in the centre of midfield. Read More

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Ibrahimovic in Sweden's provisional squad for Olympic Games

Ibrahimovic in Sweden's provisional squad for Olympic Games

The Sweden striker didn't have a great game against Ireland, but he still managed to turn things around by creating the own-goal that gave his team a 1-1 draw. "No, it doesn't bother us, we're used to it", Hamren told journalists. "Those are the two best ways to score tomorrow". We have to be patient and expect Italy to have the majority of possession, be calm and use our heads. Read More

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Deal Nearly Finalized, Multiple Bids Over $4 Billion

Deal Nearly Finalized, Multiple Bids Over $4 Billion

ESPN's Darrell Rovell reported that the UFC is fielding two separate bids to purchase the company. The interesting part is that WME's bid is being financed by multiple investors, including apparently The Kraft Group. The story also added that it's believed White has been asked to stay on, if the UFC is in fact sold... The organization keeps its financial cards close to its chest, but Lorenzo Fertitta told CNN that the business grossed about $600m past year. Read More

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US, global stock markets weak ahead of Fed meeting

US, global stock markets weak ahead of Fed meeting

Today, the euro hit a 3½-year low at ¥118.52. But for supporters of Vote Leave, the official body supporting Britain's exit, the Remain camp is talking Britain down by issuing threats. Evidence that the United States neutral rate of interest remains stalled near zero may slow the Fed rate hikes even more than expected. Fed funds futures FF: show investors see nearly no chance of the Fed raising US interest rates on Wednesday after the dismal USA payrolls report for May. Read More

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Fans take to social media to mourn the death of Gordie Howe

Hockey. "He may have been the most well-rounded athletic player that I've ever seen". While scoring at that pace, Howe racked up 1,685 penalty minutes - more than fellow Hall of Famers Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Marcel Dionne combined. As we approached him, standing at a small card table, shaking hands and handing out autographed photos, I looked back and saw that the lineup behind us was as long as it had been when we arrived. Read More

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Mississippi governor: Lower flags to honor Orlando victims

Mississippi governor: Lower flags to honor Orlando victims

In turn, many state governors echoed the president's directive, making the order also pertain to state facilities. All United States and Pennsylvania flags will be lowered to half-staff at all public property throughout the state. Pledge of Allegiance: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Read More

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Taillon dominates, Pirates top Mets 4-0 to stop 5-game skid

Taillon dominates, Pirates top Mets 4-0 to stop 5-game skid

DeGrom gave up just a pair of hits through the first five innings locked in a duel with Taillon, before Starling Marte's two-out single extended the top of the sixth. The 24-year-old allowed six hits and walked three while recording three strikeouts. - David Price was a hard-luck loser for the Red Sox. Price allowed three runs and five hits while getting 11 strikeouts in eight innings. Read More

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Giants looking to sign OT Eugene Monroe after his Ravens release

Giants looking to sign OT Eugene Monroe after his Ravens release

Since signing a five-year, $37.5 million extension in 2013, Monroe provided little return on Baltimore's investment. The Ravens had kept Monroe off the practice field for this week's mandatory minicamp because of a potential trade. It seems both the Ravens and Monroe were ready to move on, too, which is why the team didn't wait. The left tackle struggled with injuries a year ago, only playing in six games. Read More

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Lillyman called in Queensland side

Lillyman called in Queensland side

The Maroons have made the obvious change, bringing in experienced Origin campaigner Jacob Lillyman for the 30-game veteran in what's effectively a straight swap. "I've seen him (Thurston) coming and he just sort of slipped at the last moment but it is what it is", he added when it was jokingly suggested he could have hit the Queensland star harder. Read More

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Jordan Speith to play in Olympics despite Zika fears

Jordan Speith to play in Olympics despite Zika fears

The World Health Organization has said there is strong scientific consensus that Zika can also cause Guillain-Barre, a rare neurological syndrome that causes temporary paralysis in adults. The WHO reaffirmed earlier advice against imposing any travel or trade restrictions on areas affected by the virus, which is spread by mosquitoes. They noted that Brazil was entering winter months when transmission is lower. Read More

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Scherzer fans 11 to lead Nationals to 4-1 win over Cubs

Scherzer fans 11 to lead Nationals to 4-1 win over Cubs

The Cubs will take on ace Max Scherzer and the Nationals Monday night in D.C.in what could be a preview of whats to come in October. Washington ranks seventh with 220 walks. Maddon was asked what he was thinking after Scherzer zipped through three innings with eight strikeouts. Eickhoff (4-8) allowed three hits and four walks to win his second straight start. Read More

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The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoff All-Postseason Team

The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoff All-Postseason Team

As for the finals, I feel the Penguins outplayed the Sharks. "Well, obviously after a coaching change, I think everyone takes that personal, puts the responsibility on their shoulders to be better", Crosby said. Up one goal with 20 minutes to play, Pittsburgh yielded just two shots on goal to San Jose, completely shutting them down to close out a 3-1 Game 6 win. Read More

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