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Round of 16 preview: France v Nigeria

The fast-paced Nigeria offence will give French defenders their biggest challenge of the World Cup so far, as the two teams play their round of 16 match on Monday.

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Ukraine withdraws 2022 Olympics bid

The Ukrainian city of Lviv has withdrawn its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the third contender to drop out of the race so far.

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Injury time winner sends Dutch through

A remarkable last-gasp turnaround by the Netherlands earned them a 2-1 comeback victory over Mexico and a place in the World Cup quarter-finals as they equalised in the 88th minute and won it with a stoppage-time penalty.

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Red Sox beat Yankees in nailbiter

Mike Napoli hit a solo homerun with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 2-1 win over their biggest rivals, the New York Yankees.

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#Brazil win dramatic penalty shootout

Brazil goal-keeper Julio Cesar saved two spot-kicks in a shootout against Chile to send the hosts into the World Cup quarter-finals 3-2 on penalties following a pulsating 1-1 draw after extra time.

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Serena knocked out of Wimbledon

Top-seed Serena Williams' challenge for a sixth Wimbledon singles title fizzled out with a shock 1-6 6-3 6-4 defeat by France's Alize Cornet.

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Suarez ban excessive: Chiellini

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has said the ban FIFA handed down to Luis Suarez is 'excessive' and that he feels no anger towards the controversial Uruguay striker.

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Li Na crashes out of Wimbledon

Chinese second-seed Li Na suffered a shock third round exit at Wimbledon after going down 7-6, 7-6 to the Czech Republic's Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

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#FIFA bans Suarez for four months

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was banned for nine matches by FIFA after being found guilty of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

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Germany, USA seal World Cup last-16 spot

The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.

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