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Sanchez sent off as Japan beat Colombia

Carlos Sanchez was dismissed for handball as Japan won the penalty from which Shinji Kagawa gave them the lead.

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LIVE Day 6: Colombia, Poland in action; Salah to star?

Radamel Falcao and Robert Lewandowski make their debuts at this World Cup, against Japan and Senegal, respectively, while Egypt face Russia.

Robson: Japan made the extra man count

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson feels Japan should've dominated 10-man Colombia, but did just enough in the second half to earn a win in their Group H opener.


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NBA Draft

NBA mock draft: Every team's perfect draft

Our experts go pick-by-pick selecting the best prospects in the first round, with everything you need to know about each player.


How valuable are lottery picks in draft trades?

Kevin Pelton answers draft questions on trading lottery picks, predicting shooting abilities and evaluating one-and-dones.

Next Steph? Trae Young isn't backing down from challenges

The projected NBA lottery pick went from prodigy to bust in only a matter of weeks. Will he rise again?


One play that explains each top prospect's hype

Quickly dive into what separates seven players - including DeAndre Ayton, Trae Young and Marvin Bagley III - from their NBA-bound peers.


Ayton: 'I knew that basketball would get me through'

NBA draft prospect DeAndre Ayton reflects on his beginnings in basketball and how dealing with the scrutiny at Arizona will make him a better pro.


Jackson Jr. a shooter like his father

Jaren Jackson Jr. reflects on how his dad's NBA career influenced him and how his own game has grown over the past few seasons.



England vs. Australia, 3rd ODI

LIVE: Australia look to keep series alive

Can Australia keep the series alive or will England wrap up another success? Follow the action LIVE with ESPN here.

Patchwork Australia still retain threat

Two games gone, three to go. And England are on the brink of their second ODI series win against Australia in the space of six months.

Egypt need Salah's magic, mastery vs. Russia

Egypt need Mohamed Salah vs. Russia given that it's a must-win game. There's no better time for him to show he's one of the world's best right now.

Egypt: Salah fit to play barring last fitness test

Egypt coach Hector Cuper is ready to gamble on Mohamed Salah and is hoping the striker comes through a final fitness test.

Ames: Russia cautious about Egypt

Nick Ames discusses the expectations on the Russian team from the fans to go far in the World Cup but insists they are wary of Egypt's attacking threats.



World Cup fixtures


NFL star Russell Wilson hits the nets

Seattle Seahawks quarterback has a hit in the Surrey indoor nets on a visit to London.


Neymar's new hairdo compared to noodles

While Neymar and his Brazil teammates drew with Switzerland, fans were wildly speculating on the inspiration for the PSG star's new hairdo.

Saudi Arabia team's plane catches fire mid-air

The plane carrying the Saudi Arabia World Cup team caught fire mid-air on its way to Rostov on Don, eventually landing safely.


Formula 1

Red Bull's HONDA announcement

Renault: Red Bull split a "natural evolution"

Twelve years after it first supplied Red Bull with engines, Renault believes the time will be right to split with the championship-winning Formula One team at the end of the year.

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Honda: Red Bull and Toro Rosso will have equal treatment

Honda says Red Bull will not receive works-team preference over Toro Rosso next year but admits it feels "huge pressure and responsibility" supplying one of the sports top teams.

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