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France beat Croatia in thrilling six-goal World Cup final – highlights & report

France beat Croatia in thrilling six-goal World Cup final – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.Didier Deschamps' side repeated the success on home soil at France '98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for an hour.France's victory meant Deschamps, who captained them 20 years ago, became just the third man to win the competition as a player and coach. Croatia also felt their luck deserted them, but ultimately France ran out victo...
Watch: Starlin Castro smacks walk-off hit to beat Brewers in extras

Watch: Starlin Castro smacks walk-off hit to beat Brewers in extras

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MIAMI, July 12 (UPI) -- Starlin Castro had no need for the on deck circle when the Miami Marlins went to extra innings against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday at Marlins Park. He simply walked up to the plate in the bottom of the 12th inning of the 4-4 ball game with one thing in mind: swatting the game-winning hit. And he delivered straight from the dugout. The veteran second baseman had runners on second and first base with one out in the frame as he eyed Brewers reliever Jorge Lopez. He smacked the righty's first offering to left field, prompting Garrett Cooper to hustle in from second, beating out a throw from Christian Yelich and winning the game. "I didn't really go to the on deck circle and get a couple swings, I just went straight to the plate," Castro said after the 5-4 victory....
England end World Cup penalties pain to beat Colombia – highlights & report

England end World Cup penalties pain to beat Colombia – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device England's new generation ended the World Cup penalty jinx by knocking out Colombia on spot-kicks to reach the quarter-finals.Eric Dier scored the winning kick after Jordan Pickford's brilliant save from Carlos Bacca's attempt, with England's first ever World Cup shootout win setting up a meeting with Sweden in Samara on Saturday, a game that can be seen live across the BBC.Gareth Southgate's side had been seconds away from the last eight during normal time, with Harry Kane's penalty after he was fouled by Carlos Sanchez in the box - his sixt...
NBA Finals: Curry, Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 2

NBA Finals: Curry, Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 2

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June 4 (UPI) -- Stephen Curry hit an NBA Finals record nine 3-pointers in the Golden State Warriors' 122-103 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the series in Oakland. "Regardless of how the season went, that's a pretty cool deal to accomplish," Curry told reporters. "Knowing who has held the record for six or eight years. But at the end of the day, it's all about trying to get a win and doing whatever you can to make that happen." "I always say that if we focus on that, good things happen individually all across the board. I never woke up was like alright, lets go get nine threes and get the record." Curry had a game-high 33 points in Sunday's win at Oracle Arena. The Warriors now hold a 2-0 lead in the series. LeBron James had 29 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds. T...
NBA Finals: Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 1, despite LeBron effort

NBA Finals: Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 1, despite LeBron effort

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June 1 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-114 in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. Golden State pulled off the victory despite LeBron James netting 51 points -- his most ever in a playoff game -- Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 29 points. Kevin Durant scored 26 points in the victory. The Cavaliers failed to steal a rare road triumph in the series, fumbling away a chance to win the game in the final seconds of regulation. Cavaliers guard George Hill made the first of two free throw attempts, tying the game at 107-107 with four seconds remaining. J.R. Smith pulled down the rebound of Hill's miss and had a chance to attempt a game-winner, but dribbled out the clock instead. He ended up throwing the ball back to Hill,...