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New captain Harry Kane says England can win World Cup in Russia

New captain Harry Kane says England can win World Cup in Russia

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Media playback is not supported on this device New England captain Harry Kane says the team can win the World Cup in Russia and "anything else is not good enough".Striker Kane, 24, was informed about being made skipper by manager Gareth Southgate a few weeks ago and it was officially confirmed on Tuesday.Kane scored 41 goals in all competitions last season as Tottenham finished third in the Premier League. "It's impossible not to dream about lifting the World Cup. It's the biggest competition in the world," said Kane."I believe we can win it - anyone can. I cannot sit ...
Cole, Houston Astros open two-game set vs. San Francisco Giants

Cole, Houston Astros open two-game set vs. San Francisco Giants

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Despite their perch atop the American League West, the Astros remain in search of consistent production from a few spots in their lineup, with left field representing a concern. With Jake Marisnick optioned to Triple-A Fresno and Derek Fisher landing on the 10-day disabled list with gastrointestinal discomfort, opportunity has again knocked for Tony Kemp. A fifth-round pick by the Astros in 2013, Kemp has found himself wedged between the majors and Fresno, excelling at the latter level while lacking the chance to stick with the Astros. He had compiled 175 plate appearances over 76 games and two seasons before his recall last week, and with some competitive at-bats and defensive handiwork, Kemp is raising eyebrows again. "This is not new; he just hasn't done it at this level because we ...
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina to appear in front of disciplinary panel over association with individuals linked to the mafia

Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina to appear in front of disciplinary panel over association with individuals linked to the mafia

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Reina in action for Napoli this season Monday, May 21, 2018 Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been summoned to a hearing at the Italian Football Federation over his association with individuals linked to the mafia. The outgoing Napoli goalkeeper, who will join AC Milan next season, will face the FICG disciplinary committee alongside former Napoli stars Paolo Cannavaro and Salvatore Aronica. An investigation by Naples’ anti-mafia department named the three footballers in a report leading to the calling of the disciplinary panel. According to reports in the Italian media, it is one of the reasons why the Neapolitans decided not to renew Reina’s contract. The FIGC says Reina "has had and continues to have inopportune as...
Tampa Bay Lightning can finish off Washington Capitals

Tampa Bay Lightning can finish off Washington Capitals

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Washington Capitals know they have a lot of work to do. The Tampa Bay Lightning know their work is far from done. Both teams expect to be at their best on Monday for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Capital One Arena with Tampa Bay holding a 3-2 series advantage and the chance to advance to the Stanley Cup Final to face the Vegas Golden Knights. The Capitals, a franchise haunted by the failures of postseasons past, are staring down another one heading into their first elimination game of this year's playoffs. After finally pushing past the Pittsburgh Penguins and advancing past the second round for the first time in 20 years -- and the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era -- Washington kept rolling right on in to the conference finals, winning the first tw...
Johnny Manziel must earn Hamilton Tiger-Cats' starting job

Johnny Manziel must earn Hamilton Tiger-Cats' starting job

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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is officially a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but the Canadian Football League's most high-profile player might not even be the team's starter. "I'm humbled to be here," Manziel said in his introductory press conference Saturday in Hamilton, Ontario. "I'm very excited to be here, and this isn't just a pit stop for me. I'm not just coming here to get what I need and go back down to the NFL." Former Oregon Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is the incumbent for the Tiger-Cats. Coach June Jones said Manziel has a ways to go if he wants to beat out Masoli as the starter. "Let me tell you something right now, he's got his work ahead of him to beat out Jeremiah," Jones said. "He's got a lot to catch up on, but he'll spend the time to ge...