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Ivory Coast 0-2 Morocco

Ivory Coast 0-2 Morocco

Morocco ran down the clock with tactical substitutions in the closing minutes as Renard master-minded the downfall of his former employers, who he helped win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. They'll join Nigeria, Egypt and Senegal as the continent's five representatives at next year's tournament in Russian Federation. Had Tunisia lost, the two teams would have finished level on points and goal difference and Congo would have taken the World Cup place for scoring more goals in the qualifying ...


Love's 3 TDs lead Stanford past No. 9 Washington 30-22

Love's 3 TDs lead Stanford past No. 9 Washington 30-22

That defense gets a massive test on Friday night, as it will have to find a way to slow down Bryce Love . The Washington Huskies are in position to nail down the title in the Pac-12 North by closing well in their last three games. 1 rusher in the country, averaging 182.0 yards per game, and he's had a run of 50 yards or more in each of the past 10 games. Washington had only two first downs on the next five drives as the Cardinal adjusted and took control of the game.


AJ Green fined $42000 for brawl in Jacksonville

AJ Green fined $42000 for brawl in Jacksonville

The fine was the second in the career of the Pro Bowl wideout, who was docked $5,787 for kicking a ball into the stands after scoring a touchdown in 2015. That's not who I am. I talk my talk whatever I'm going to say. "Y'all know how I play", Ramsey said. Green made contact with Ramsey after a running play, and the cornerback retaliated by shoving the receiver to the ground.


Ruben Loftus-Cheek: England debutant capable of anything - Gareth Southgate

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: England debutant capable of anything - Gareth Southgate

The Chelsea loanee was among five debutants as Gareth Southgate named the most inexperienced Three Lions side for 37 YEARS. "The World Cup is still a long season away and I still want to improve until the end of the season.I think there's a chance but I have to keep learning, keep getting better and hopefully I can be considered for the plane", the 21-year-old said after the 0-0 draw on Friday night.



Lionel Messi apologises for mistaking player for fan

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor announced he would make himself unavailable to the national team after their penalty shoot-out loss to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final in 2016. As well as his training duties, Messi's time in Russian Federation this week has also been spent doing promotional work for sponsor Adidas, including at the unveiling of the official World Cup match ball in Moscow on Thursday.


CoCo Vandeweghe to open against Aliaksandra Sasnovich in Fed Cup final

CoCo Vandeweghe to open against Aliaksandra Sasnovich in Fed Cup final

On Sunday, Vandeweghe will go up against Sabalenka, and Stephens will meet Sasnovich. The second singles rubber will see Sloane Stephens , the US Open champion, face home favourite Aryna Sabalenka. Yet at the tail-end of a year in which she reached the semi-finals of the Australian and U.S. Opens as well as enjoying a run to the quarter-finals at the All England Club, Vandeweghe credits her coach, former Wimbledon men's champion Pat Cash, with keeping her hungry.