Leonard returns to help Raptors improve to NBA-best 11-1

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, left, talks with teammate Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Kawhi Leonard isn’t making a big deal out of Toronto’s NBA-best 11-1 start. He’s trying to stay focused on the nuances of coach Nick Nurse’s offense.Once that happens, Leonard says, the Raptors will really get rolling.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Leonard had 25 points and 11 rebounds in his return from an ankle injury, and Toronto beat the Sacramento Kings 114-105 on Wednesday night.Pascal Siakam scored 21 points, Serge Ibaka had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Kyle Lowry added 16 points and eight assists for the Raptors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“This isn’t our ceiling,” Leonard said. “With me not even knowing some of the offense, we have Kyle in the game most of the time. Once I start learning the offense, I can give him a little break and let him get some easier shots. I don’t really know the offense in and out yet.”Toronto has won five straight since its lone loss this season at Milwaukee on Oct. 29. The Raptors pulled away against the Kings despite 23 turnovers.“We were lucky to come out with this one,” Danny Green said. “You look up and down the line, the only thing we beat them in was rebounding. That’s a good sign for us, to show how good this team can be.”Leonard sat out the previous two games and got off to a sluggish start early against the Kings before helping Toronto pull away.The two-time All-Star scored 10 points in the second quarter and 10 in the third, including a soaring, one-handed dunk through traffic. Leonard also made a pivotal 3-pointer in the fourth after Sacramento had pulled to 106-99.“He was a little rusty at the start but he made some really big baskets late,” Nurse said. “They sent lots of bodies to him, which was good for us to see.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chandler impactful in debut as Lakers turn back Wolves Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Toronto has won three straight against the Kings.Willie Cauley-Stein and Buddy Hield scored 24 points apiece for Sacramento. De’Aaron Fox added 20 points, and second overall draft pick Marvin Bagley III had 13.The Kings have lost two straight since winning five in a row.“They don’t make a lot of mistakes and they tortured us for the mistakes that we did make,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. “They did a good job of bottling us up.”Toronto ended the first quarter on a 15-4 run, then took control once Leonard got going in the second after Sacramento got in foul trouble.Leonard made five free throws in the period, one coming after a frustrated Joerger was called for a technical foul for arguing with officials. Leonard also had a 3-pointer that put the Raptors up 49-40.Green added back-to-back 3s, and OG Anunoby followed with a steal and dunk as Toronto took a 64-51 halftime lead.BOARDING UPToronto held a 51-35 rebounding edge, an area where the Raptors have not had much success this season. The 51 boards were a season-high for Nurse’s team.“I told them we did one rebounding drill today at shootaround and look what happened,” Nurse said. “So look for some more in practice coming up.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT’S ALL ABOUT PACEThe Kings are one of the fastest teams in the NBA this season and several Toronto players felt that Sacramento controlled the tempo of the game. Lowry disagreed.“They were picking us up, tried to pressure us to try to speed us up but we didn’t allow them to,” Lowry said. “We did a good job of staying locked in into what we were doing.”TIP-INSRaptors: Lowry had his string of nine consecutive games with 10 or more assists snapped. … Siakam scored 13 points in the first half on 5-of-7 shooting. … Norman Powell was held out because of a left shoulder injury sustained Monday against Utah.Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic made his season debut after missing the first 10 games recovering from a pair of procedures on his left knee. The second-year guard entered to a rousing ovation midway through the first quarter and made his first two shots, including a 3-pointer. … Nemanja Bjelica was called for a technical early in the third.UP NEXTRaptors: Host the New York Knicks on Saturday.Kings: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. View commentslast_img read more

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CLIMBERS WANTED FOR ERRIGAL CHARITY CHALLENGE IN AID OF ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF IRELAND

first_imgCLIMBING enthusiasts are wanted for a unique charity challenge which takes place this weekend with all funds raised going to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.The event takes place this Sunday, 28th of June and organisers are appealing for climbers to participate in the event. Alzheimer’s disease affects thousands of families all over Ireland and organisers of this event are giving people the opportunity to remember someone they know that suffers from the disease or someone who succumbed to the illness.Organisers have used the slogan ‘REMEMBER ME’ for the charity event this weekend and they expect a good turnout for what is a fantastic charity organisation that does so much wonderful work and research.Ann-Marie Doohan told Donegal Daily, “We’re hoping to get a good turnout for the event and we’re also hoping the weather stays good!“It’s for a fantastic cause and it gives participants the chance to remember someone that was affected by the illness or is still battling with the disease. “Anyone interested can request a sponsorship card, but there will also be donation buckets there on the day.”Climbers are asked to meet at the car park at the bottom of Errigal at 12.30pm.If you’re interested you can contact Ann-Marie on 087 1360183.CLIMBERS WANTED FOR ERRIGAL CHARITY CHALLENGE IN AID OF ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF IRELAND was last modified: June 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

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GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 19.11.12The Seniors travelled to Ardara on Saturday and went down to a defeat fielding an understrength team. They take on Gaoth Dobhair in O’Donnell Park in their Final game next Sunday, Nov. 25th.The Minors put in a good display to see off N. Conaill in the championship semi-final on Sunday winning by 4-09 to 1-5, they will now meet Kilcar in a repeat of the U16 final in 2010. The game isscheduled for Wednesday evening in MacCumhaill Park The Minor Girls claimed another piece of silverware on Saturday when they travelled to Termon and took home the Karen McGlynn Memorial Cup. They are scheduled to play in Ulster next weekend, again keep an eye on social media for details.The U13 Boys scraped into the county final by the narrowest of margins on Friday in Ardara with an injury time Matthew McGovern point sealing a 1-point victory on a score of 0-14 to 3-04. They will take on N. Conaill in the Final this weekend, probably Saturday.The AGM has now been moved to Saturday, Dec. 1st at 6pm in the Clubhouse due to the Seniors game next Sunday.The Mass for Deceased Members will take place in the Clubhouse this Thursday, Nov. 22nd at 8:30pm (sharp!) and is upstairs this year. The Minor Board AGM takes place in the Clubhouse on Thursday, December 6th at 7pm. Forms will be sent by e-mail shortly.The underage Hurling & Camogie Winter timetable is available on the club website under the Minor Board Hurling tab in the “minor” section.There are a small number of club ties avaialble and they would make an ideal Christmas present. Contact Paul McGovern on 086-8114151 for details.We had 4 match 3 numbers in last week’s Lotto draw, they win €25 each. Numbers drawn were 1-9-12- 22. Fergal Finn, Tullygay; Pat Deeney, Ballaghderg; Charlie Mc Ateer, Lismonaghan and Gordon Randles, Tullygay. This Weeks jackpot €2,575.    GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: November 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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WALKER AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER HORROR ERRIGAL FALL

first_imgA WALKER had to be airlifted to hospital after a serious fall on Errigal last night.The teenage victim has been rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.Donegal Mountain Rescue Volunteers were part of the operation attending to the injured climber on Errigal. The group says the climber was located in a quite inaccessible area and the Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo had to airlift two DMRT members onto the mountain whilst a five person stretcher party began climbing to the location.A second walker was also located on site. He was taken down by stretcher after being found with cuts and bruises.The first walker, who was airlifted to hospital, appears to have suffered cuts, bruises and a suspected broken or dislocated shoulder.His injuries are not life threatening.  WALKER AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER HORROR ERRIGAL FALL was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Errigalfallerletterkennyrescuewalkerlast_img read more

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Clannad star Moya to sell her Dublin mansion to return to Donegal

first_imgClannad singer Moya Brennan is to sell her Dublin home to spend more time in her beloved Donegal.The singer has opened her house doors to the world as she put her home up on the market for a whopping €1.25 million. Although she and her husband Tim Jarvis initially moved into the house because of its seafront, Moya has decided it is time to return to her roots.With a recording studio in the house, the singer fine-tuned many of her tracks for her best selling 25 albums right in her own home.Moya told the Irish Times that initial renovation of the property took over a year when they purchased it back in 1994.‘I grew up beside the ocean in Donegal, and once we walked in I just knew it felt right,’ she said.Moya Brennan‘We would start at night when the kids were in bed, and we were fortunate that it is big enough, so we could do one room at a time,’ she said on working on the house. It initially took singer Moya and her husband a year to renovate the property.However, the couple husband have recommended that the new owners put some work into updating the bathrooms and kitchen.Moya was a founding member of family band Clannad back in the ’70s. They have sold over 20 million copies worldwide.Moya’s husband Tim manages the band’s business affairs and they first met whilst he was touring Donegal as a photographer for NME magazine.Clannad star Moya to sell her Dublin mansion to return to Donegal was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ClannaddonegaldublinMoya Brennanlast_img read more

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Ohio Corn, Soybean and Wheat Farmers Applaud Senate Passage of Lake Erie Plan

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) applaud Wednesday’s passage by the Ohio Senate of Senate Bill 299, bipartisan legislation that would invest $20 million in farm equipment and other initiatives to help farmers reduce phosphorus runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin.The legislation, known as Clean Lake 2020, would also invest significant resources in dredging prevention, research and monitoring, and conservation programs. OSA and OCWGA both testified in support of SB 299 last week.“The health of Lake Erie has been a priority for Ohio grain farmers for many years, and they have invested their own dollars in research and education programs in an effort to be part of the solution,” said Allen Armstrong, OSA president. “Clean Lake 2020 will help farmers implement even more best management practices and achieve our goals faster.”The Ohio House is expected to consider and vote on its version of Clean Lake 2020, House Bill 634, in the coming weeks.“This is an example of good, bipartisan work done on behalf of Lake Erie that promotes healthy soils and clean water,” said Jed Bower, OCWGA president. “Working collaboratively with all stakeholders and making science-based policy is essential to making real progress.”last_img read more

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Gunfight erupts after militants attack BJP leader, guards in Srinagar

first_imgA gunfight between militants and the security forces began on Thursday afternoon after a policeman was injured when militants fired upon the personal security officers (PSOs) guarding a BJP leader on the outskirts of Srinagar.Intermittent firing is on in Balhama as security forces have cordoned off a village, where at least two militants are hiding after attacking BJP leader Mohammad Anwar Khan and his guards, the police said.Preliminary reports suggest that Mr. Khan and his two PSOs were fired upon by the militants at Balhama in Khanmoh. “One policeman was injured in the attack,” said a police official. The exchange of fire started as the militants tried to snatch the weapon from the injured policeman. “Their bid was foiled,” said the official.The area has been cordoned off by security forces.last_img read more

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HC hopes no hurdles will be created on allocation of funds for

first_imgjudiciaryChennai, Sept 14 (PTI) The Madras High Court today hoped that the state and central governments will not createa situation for it to take recourse to provisions of the Constitution for allotment of necessary funds for functioning of the judiciary.A Full Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justices T S Sivagnanam and R Mahadevan made the observation while passing interim orders on three PILs, one filed by G Krishnamoorthy in 2001, another by Elephant G Rajendran and third one by M/s. GM Mani Associates in 2002, praying for allotment of necessary funds for the effective functioning of the judiciary.During pendency of the pleas, “the problem of finances for the judicial infrastructure and running of the courts has still not been solved. As on date, about 176 financial proposals are pending with the government, an aspect which is being attended to in another petition”.”It is with deep regret we note that a judicial training programme scheduled for second half of October 2016 has been cancelled on account of lack of funds with the judicial academy.The court said, “It is in the aforesaid circumstances that we called upon the Additional Solicitor General of India to assist us as to how the functioning of the court would take place if fund-flow does not arise from the state government.”He has drawn our attention to Article 256 of the Constitution, to submit that if the situation so arises, administrative directions can be issued by the central government.”It said, “the Government Pleader submits on behalf of the state government that the proposals are being processed on an urgent basis. We can only hope that a situation does not come to pass where recourse to provisions of the Constitution becomes necessary on account of not making available the funds for the functioning of the judiciary.”advertisementThe bench said on account of failure of the state government to use central allocated funds for 2014-15 and 2015-16, “the funds have lapsed. Allocation for the financial year 2016-17 has been used but further allocation has been sought for by the state for Rs 107 crore approximately”.Stating that these matters can be discussed with law officers of the central and state governments, it then posted the matter toNovember 10. (More) PTI CORR BN SC MVVlast_img read more

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President proud of Cypriot athletes who took part in the ISF Gymnasiade 2016 in Trabzon

first_imgPresident of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades received on Monday at the Presidential Palace the Cypriot athletes who took part in the 2016 Gymnasiade of the International School Sport Federation (ISF), in Trabzon, Turkey.The President congratulated the students for their achievements at the Gymnasiade, noting that during the event a coup d`état was attempted in Turkey against President Erdogan.He noted that despite this development the students remained in Turkey and competed with athletes from more than thirty countries.“You should all be proud because you made Cyprus proud and that was very important under the given conditions of the coup attempt” Anastasiades told the students.He also referred to a number of projects related to sports worth 2,5 million euro.At the end of the event, President Anastasiades awarded honorary plaques to the athletes.Source: CNATweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img
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World Cup 2018: Russia, Croatia reach quarter-finals via penalty shootouts

first_imgRussia defeated Spain 4-3 on penalties thanks to two saves by their goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev on Sunday to advance to the World Cup quarter-finals.The 32-year-old keeper saved Koke’s and Iago Aspas’ spot kicks after both teams had scored two apiece in Russia’s first ever World Cup penalty shootout, to set up a last eight clash with either Denmark or Croatia, after a lacklustre 1-1 draw over 120 minutes.The Russia-Spain clash was the first match of this year’s World Cup to go into extra time and then penalties.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe other match of the day between Croatia and Denmark was also forced to go to extra time and penalties.READ MATCH REPORTIn the last edition on July 1 both the knockout matches went to extra time. It is also the second time since June 21, 1986 that both knockout matches went to penalties. Croatia defeated Denmark 3-2 in the penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup after their clash finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.Croatia’s Luka Modric had the chance to send his team into a quarter-final against hosts Russia with a penalty four minutes from the end of extra time but Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel dived to his left to save the spot kick.READ MATCH REPORTA dramatic start with two goals in the first four minutes promised a full-blooded contest to decide who would meet Russia in Sochi on Saturday after the hosts beat Spain on penalties in Sunday’s early game.advertisementDenmark went ahead after 57 seconds when Mathias Jorgensen scuffed the ball over the line off the foot of goalkeeper Danijel Subasic but Mario Mandzukic had the Croats back on terms with an equally scrappy finish three minutes later.The remainder of the contest failed to live up to the frenetic start with the physical Danes successfully nullifying the threat of the Croatian midfield that lit up the group stage of the tournament. Russia is the lowest ranked team to play in this editionRussia are the lowest-ranked team at 70 have knocked out Spain, who are ranked 10 currently.Russia came into the World Cup as the lowest-ranked team and has since managed to scored nine goals so far in the tournament — the most in this year’s World Cup along with Belgium.Russia’s victory was the fifth consecutive time a host nation won the penalty shootout at the World Cup.READ FULL STORYBefore Russia, the other four winners were France in 1998, South Korea in 2002, Germany in 2006 and Brazil in 2014.Spain opened the scoring with an own goal from Sergei Ignashevich. The own goal meant Russia became the first team to score multiple own goals in a World Cup tournament since 1966. Bulgaria were the last team to do so.Russia’s victory also means that at least one of this year’s finalists will not have reached the title decider for half a century, if at all. Spain fail to beat yet another host teamSpain has now failed to win a knockout game at three major tournaments since it won Euro 2012.The 2010 champions have never defeated a host country at the tournament. In 1934, they lost twice to hosts Italy, while they lost to hosts Brazil in 1950 World Cup.READ FULL STORYBefore Sunday’s match, the last time they faced a host nation was South Korea in 2002. They lost that match 5-3 on penalties.Also, Spain have now not won a World Cup knockout game in Europe since 1934. Akinfeev confesses he ws hoping for penaltiesIgor Akinfeev was declared the man of the match for his heroic saves, the veteran said the whole team and fans deserve the credit for the famous win.”I’m not the man of the match, the man of the match is our team and our fans, Akinfeev said.”I just feel emptied out,” Akinfeev said. “Over the whole second half and extra time we were defending our goal and managed it, we were hoping for penalties because Spain are hard to beat. Spain can’t always be lucky.” Iniesta retires after Spain crash outIniesta decided to call time on his international career after Spain’s loss. In his glorious international career he won two European Champions title and one World Cup.”It is a reality that is my last match with the national team,” Iniesta said. “Sometimes the endings are not as one dreams. It is the saddest day of my career.”READ FULL STORYThe diminutive midfielder played 131 matches for spain and scored 13 goals, including the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final against Netherlands.advertisementIniesta was also a main member of Spain’s golden generation which saw them lift the European Championship in 2008 and 2012.First time a fourth substitute is used in World CupWorld Cup history was made with the first use of a fourth substitute, which FIFA now allows teams to have one more sub in extra time. Russia’s Alexander Yerokhin went on in the 97th minute against Spain, replacing fellow midfielder Daler Kuzyaev. The rule is aimed at reducing injuries and allowing higher-quality play in extra time, when players are most tired.Spain-Russia match sees special guestsKing Felipe VI of Spain was at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The king is a soccer fan who, as crown prince, attended the 2010 World Cup final in Johannesburg to see Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 in extra time.Russia was represented by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who was on his feet and leaning on a protective barrier to watch the shootout. So close, yet so far for Kasper Schmeichel Kasper Schmeichel did everything he could have to deny Croatia a victory but he will feel hard done by his teammates, who missed three penalties during the penalty shootout.Schmeichel not only saved Luka Mordic’s kick from the spot in the 116th minute but also denied Milan Badlej and Josip Pivaric during the shootout but missed penalties from Christian Eriksen, Lasse Schone and Nicolai Jorgensen meant that Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 via penalty shootout and reach the quarters. The Croats will face Russia next in the quarters on Saturday in Sochi.READ FULL STORYSpeaking about the match, a disappointed Schmeichel said: “It is a strange feeling. There is enormous disappointment but also huge pride in our performance. We had the opportunity and I think we were the better team in the second half. It is hard to put all the emotions into words at the moment.” Goalkeepers ‘save’ the dayDanijel Subasic (shootout) and Kasper Schmeichel (match and shootout) both saved three penalties in the match. Subasic with his saves equalled Ricardo’s record when he did the same to knock out England, approximately 12 years and three hours ago, in 2006 exactly on this day.All five of the unsuccessful penalties were saved by the goalkeepers, which is the first time in the history of the World Cup that there has been five penalty saves in a shoot-out.Jorgensen scored the quickest in a World Cup gameIt took just 220 seconds for both Croatia and Denmark to score in Novgorod.Mathias Jorgensen scored the quickest in a World Cup game since June 2014, when Clint Dempsey scored against Ghana after 29 seconds. Jorgensen also became the first Danish player to score in a World Cup knockout game since Brian Laudrup in 1998, when he scored against Brazil.Mario Mandzukic’s equaliser for Croatia meant both teams scored with their first attempts on goal. Mandzukic is the second highest goal scorer for Croatia at the World Cup with three goals, as Davor Suker (6) netting more.advertisementCroatia has had seven different scorer in this edition of the World Cup.Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ante Rebic, Ivan Perisic, Milan Badelj and now Mandzukic, have all scored, meaning no team has produced more goalscorers during this tournament.Croatia have reached the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1998, when they went on to reach the semi-finals.(With inputs from AP and Reuters)last_img read more

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