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Brazil defender Alves ruled out of World Cup with knee injury

Brazil defender Alves ruled out of World Cup with knee injury

Shakhtar surprises . Of the European-based players, the only surprises were the inclusion of the Shakhtar Donetsk pair Fred and Taison . All but one of Tite's starting lineup in World Cup qualifiers was confirmed in the squad: Alisson; Miranda, Marquinhos and Marcelo; Casemiro, Paulinho, Renato Augusto and Philippe Coutinho; Neymar and Gabriel Jesus .


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Tiger Woods: "I'm not that far off from winning"

Three birdies in four holes mid-round conjured visions of an improbable charge, but a bogey at 14 ended matters for the 14-time major victor, a water ball double-bogey at 17 just the final indignity. Simpson finished last season at No. 88 in the key putting statistic (strokes gained), and he didn't miss a cut the rest of the year after Clark's tip.



Six Premier League stars in Brazil's World Cup squad

Willian is World Cup bound with Brazil one of the first nations to confirm their squad for this summer's tournament in Russian Federation. The only surprises were among the likely reserves for the tournament in Russian Federation, with the inclusion of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred and winger Taison .


Playing vs Afghanistan makes no sense for Kohli, Pujara: Vengsarkar

Playing vs Afghanistan makes no sense for Kohli, Pujara: Vengsarkar

A former chairman of the national selection committee and one who fast-tracked Kohli's global debut, Vengsarkar is cognizant of the challenges of English conditions. However, Yorkshire have no game lined up during the Afghanistan Test, scheduled for June 14-18 in Bengaluru. That's what I feel. "The focus should have been on the tour of England ".


David Moyes 'likely to leave West Ham United'

David Moyes 'likely to leave West Ham United'

Moyes said: "Everybody always thinks the grass is greener and there's something better out there". Ahead of crunch talks with owner Farhad Moshiri, Allardyce said: 'I can't quite say I'm confident after all the rumours I'm reading because, generally, there is no smoke without fire, is there? "Even Pep (Guardiola) took a bit of time to get his (Man City) team right".


Ryan Sessegnon puts Fulham in Championship play-off final

Ryan Sessegnon puts Fulham in Championship play-off final

The Cottagers came from behind to secure their place at Wembley thanks to second-half goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Denis Odoi. Derby manager Gary Rowett realised dramatic action was required if his side were to avoid remaining outwith the top flight for an 11th season and threw on two of his substitutes including Czech global striker Matej Vydra.