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England 1-2 USA: Lionesses beaten in Women’s World Cup semi-final

England 1-2 USA: Lionesses beaten in Women’s World Cup semi-final

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Media playback is not supported on this device England's dreams of reaching their first Women's World Cup final were dashed as Steph Houghton's late penalty was saved in a dramatic semi-final loss to holders the United States.The England skipper's 84th-minute spot-kick was held by Alyssa Naeher, shortly before Houghton's fellow centre-back Millie Bright was sent off for a second bookable offence, as the Lionesses exited at the last-four stage for a third major tournament in a row.Winger Christen Press and striker Alex Morgan scored with headers either side of Ellen White's instinctive eq...
Preakness odds: Beaten Kentucky Derby favorite Improbable again made favorite

Preakness odds: Beaten Kentucky Derby favorite Improbable again made favorite

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May 15 (UPI) -- Improbable, the beaten favorite in the Kentucky Derby, was installed Wednesday as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Preakness Stakes, second jewel of the Triple Crown. For the first time since 1951, none of the top three finishers from the Derby will contest the Preakness. Neither will Maximum Security, who crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs but was demoted to 17th for interference at the top of the stretch. Only four of the 13 horses entered for the Preakness contested the first leg of the Triple Crown. Improbable, trained by seven-time Preakness winner Bob Baffert, drew gate No. 4. Mike Smith takes over riding duties from Irad Ortiz Jr. The biggest groans of the post position draw were from the camp of War of Will. The colt who took the worst of the in...
Denmark amateurs beaten 3-0 by Slovakia as country’s main stars remain in stand-off

Denmark amateurs beaten 3-0 by Slovakia as country’s main stars remain in stand-off

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INEVITABLE DEFEAT The Danish senior players are refusing to play over a dispute with their FA over commercial rights Denmark fell to a 3-0 defeat while fielding amateur players for their friendly against Slovakia on Wednesday night. The nation’s first choice stars are currently refusing to sign a new national team agreement with the Danish Football Association as they are in a stand-off over commercial rights. Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen was among the group not playing As such, the country were forced to select eleven little-known players for their friendly against a strong Slovakian side in Trnava. Premier League stars Christian Eriksen, Andreas Christensen and Kasper Schmeichel missed out while Christian Offenberg, a salesman,...
Ten-man Burnley well beaten in Europa League play-off first leg

Ten-man Burnley well beaten in Europa League play-off first leg

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche felt the officials succumbed to pressure from Olympiakos players during his side's 3-1 defeat in the first leg of their Europa League play-off in Athens.The Clarets lost 3-1 in a game that saw their defender Ben Gibson sent off and both sides awarded a penalty.Dyche criticised the conduct of the home team in the tunnel at half-time. "They were waiting for the referee. You all saw the feel of the game was different in the second half," he said."The scenes I saw at half-time from all and sundry around the referee on their side, you're left scratching your head."All I keep getting told is respect the officials with your conduct around the referee."The score was 1-1 at the...
US Open: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson beaten, but Kyle Edmund beats Robin Hasse in straight sets

US Open: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson beaten, but Kyle Edmund beats Robin Hasse in straight sets

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Johanna Konta was beaten by Aleksandra KrunicMonday, August 28, 2017Johanna Konta suffered a shock loss to Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic in the opening round of the US Open.After Andy Murray's withdrawal, Britain's hopes predominantly rested on the shoulders of the world number seven.Konta's brilliant run to the semi-finals of Wimbledon marked her out as a contender for the title in New York on her favoured hard courts and she went into the tournament as one of eight players in the race to be world number one.But the 26-year-old never looked comfortable against 78th-ranked Krunic and lost 4-6 6-3 6-4 in two hours and 17 minutes.Elsewhere, Kyle Edmund opened his campaign in impressive fashion with a straight-sets first-round victory over seeded Dutchman Robin Haase, winning 6-3 7-5 6-3 in unde