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From the summit of 6,178-meter Yuzhu Peak in northwest China, the breathtaking vista masks a deadly truth. Chinese mountain runner Dong Li ascends Yuzhu Peak in Qinghai province during the June 5 Red Bull Summit Quest high altitude trail race. At that altitude, runners can suffocate if their body movement is too intense to sustain oxygenation in the rarefied atmosphere and extreme cold.
Sponsored by Red Bull, the June 5 event featured female runners from five continents starting from a 5,050-meter camp for a 12-kilometer there-and-back route, with Yuzhu Peak as the turning point. American Stevie Kremer finished first in two hours and 43 minutes, followed by Myriam Guillot of France at 2:46.
The extreme altitude, which saw runners ascend while closing a vertical drop of more than 1,000 meters, made it particularly challenging. The real difficulties came when the summit emerged from the mist just 500 meters away, and the race came down to the runners breathing as hard as they could while maintaining the pace. For Kremer, an elementary school teacher from Crested Butte, Colorado, the drive to explore new heights pushed her all the way through breathing difficulties and the rocky route. To guarantee runners' safety, race organizer Xtrail assembled an experienced crew consisting of Tibetan mountaineers, French outdoor explorers and local medical staff to provide support and emergency aid at four checkpoints. A mobile hyperbaric oxygen chamber, mountaineering gear and oxygen cylinders were available, along with veteran support from the likes of Huang Chungui, one of the five torchbearers of the Olympic flame atop the world's highest peak, Qomolangma, before the 2008 Beijing Games. A three-day sale of memorabilia belonging to global soccer icon Pele ended in London on Thursday, drawing a princely total of 3.4 million pounds ($5 million). The final day of the auction - held in London but under the banner of Los Angeles-based Julien's - was lit up by the sale of the 75-year-old Brazilian's third and final World Cup championship medal from 1970, which fetched 346,000 pounds. To put that price into context, medals from 1958, when he was just a teenager, and 1962 sold for a combined 340,000 pounds. The auction house had placed an original total estimate of 1 million pounds on the memorabilia.
Another Pele item to make big money on Thursday was a crown presented to him for his 1000th game. Wednesday's auction had seen the most money shelled out on a replica of the Jules Rimet trophy made for Pele after his third World Cup success. The soccer boots Pele wore in the film Escape To Victory - which co-starred Sylvester Stallone and Michael Caine - went for just over 8,000 pounds.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to help Pequeno Principe, the largest children's hospital in Brazil, which Pele said is close to his heart. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele is held by many as being the greatest soccer player in history. He scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 matches, appeared 91 times for Brazil between 1957 and 1971 and played his club soccer for Brazil's FC Santos and the New York Cosmos.
Soccer legends Pele and Diego Maradona attend an advertising event on the eve of the opening of the European Championship in Paris on Thursday.
The 26-year-old Canadian speaks in a polite monotone, only too eager to deflect attention elsewhere. San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones blocks the puck as Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin crashes the crease during the third period of Thursday's Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Call it a reflex action, honed from years spent wearing a mask while intentionally standing in the way of pucks fired at 100 miles per hour. Only this time Jones couldn't get out of the spotlight - not after spoiling Pittsburgh's long-awaited house party with 60 minutes of the best hockey of his life. The Sharks and the understated guy between the pipes are heading back to California for Game 6.
Outplayed but not outscored, San Jose heads home with a chance to even the best-of-seven series 3-3 on Sunday. Not that he wanted to talk about it, not even after becoming the first goaltender since 1968 to win two games in the final while making at least 40 saves. San Jose still has a chance to become the second team in NHL history to claw out of a 3-1 deficit in the final because Jones refused to serve as doorman for a coronation for Sidney Crosby and company. The Sharks, particularly their stars, gave him enough in the first period and Jones had all the wiggle room he would need. Logan Couture had a goal and two assists while Brent Burns, Melker Karlsson and captain Joe Pavelski also scored for San Jose, which was outshot 46-22 but held firm after surviving a chaotic opening five minutes and playing capably after getting the lead in regulation for the first time in the series. Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin scored for Pittsburgh, but the 22-year-old Murray, whose postseason play helped fuel Pittsburgh's return to the final after a seven-year break, faltered early and his high-profile teammates struggled to put the puck past Jones. The Penguins stressed the final step in the long slog from the tumult of December - when Mike Johnston was fired and replaced with Mike Sullivan with the team languishing on the fringe of the playoff picture - would be the most difficult. It took all of 64 seconds for the Sharks to quiet the 18,660 fans - and 2:53 to leave them stunned.
Burns' first goal of the final, a wrist shot from the circle, put San Jose in front in regulation for the first time in the series. Things settled down - at least a little - until Karlsson's shot from in front with just under five minutes left in the first, set up by a pretty backhand feed from Couture. The advantage set the stage for Jones, who spent a large portion of the second period fending off one odd-man rush after another as Pittsburgh's frenetic speed pinned the Sharks in their end for long stretches.
Yet the goalie who watched as a backup behind Los Angeles star Jonathan Quick two years ago as the Kings roared back to stun San Jose on their way to a title gave the Sharks the spark they needed to extend their season for at least three more days and keep their slim hopes of raising the Cup themselves alive. Rafael Nadal will miss Wimbledon after failing to recover from the wrist injury that forced his early withdrawal from the French Open, the Spanish star said on Facebook on Thursday. He pulled out of the French Open, where he has been champion on nine occasions, after injuring a tendon in his left wrist during the second round. Nadal has endured an up-and-down relationship with Wimbledon, missing the 2004 and 2009 events through injury. In 2012 he lost in the second round to Lukas Rosol and the following year he was bumped in the first round by Steve Darcis in 2013. A last-16 run in 2014 was ended by Nick Kyrgios, and Nadal was knocked out in the second round last year by Germany's Dustin Brown. Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion whose own career has been blighted by wrist injuries, backed Nadal to return to the big time. Nadal's uncle Toni, who is also his longtime coach, said there was no time set for his nephew's return.
Wimbledon, the season's third Grand Slam event, gets underway at the All England Club on June 27. Nadal, the world No 5, is keen to play at the Rio Olympics after being unable to defend his gold medal at the 2012 London Games because of a knee injury. Nadal has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, with a right wrist problem forcing him to miss the 2014 US Open.
A statement on Thursday from Nadal's agent Benito Perez-Barbadillo read: "Rafa's left wrist will continue to be immobilized for a maximum of two weeks.
China's Zheng Saisai dampened British favorite Johanna Konta's joy at breaking into the world's top 20 by beating her 6-4, 7-5 in the second round of the WTA Nottingham on Thursday. Konta, who this week became the first British woman since Jo Durie in 1983 to be ranked in the top 20, underwent treatment during the match after she felt a spasm in her lower back. Zheng, who Konta beat on the way to the Australian Open semifinals earlier this year, showed some terrific form as she rebounded from 0-2 in the first set to break her opponent twice and take it in 45 minutes. Konta looked to be on course when she went up 4-2 in the second set, but once again Zheng, 22, found the energy to fight back and kept her nerve to serve out the match - saving three break points - and keep alive her hopes of a first singles title on the WTA tour. Zheng will face another Briton in the last eight after Tara Moore beat eighth-seeded American Christina McHale 6-2, 6-2.
Sharapova, 29, tested positive for the controversial banned medication meldon - ium during January's Australian Open.
A statement by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said "an independent tribunal found that Maria Sharapova committed an anti-doping rule violation" and consequently had "disqualified the affected results and imposed a period of ineligibility of two years, commencing on 26 January, 2016". Sharapova slammed the ITF for spending "tremendous amounts of time and resources trying to prove I intentionally violated the anti-doping rules" before adding that "the tribunal concluded I did not". The US-based Russian failed a drug test on Jan 26 and was charged with an anti-doping violation on March 2. At a packed media conference in Los Angeles a few days later, she admitted to taking meldonium but said she hadn't realized it was on the banned substance list. Nike, one of Sharapova's top sponsors which had suspended ties with the Russian in the immediate aftermath of her confession, stoked the controversy on Wednesday by revealing it was rekindling their relationship. Racket sponsor Head said it had no hesitation in staying loyal to its client just as it had done after her failed test. Sharapova said she had been taking the medicaton for 10 years to help treat illnesses, a heart issue and a magnesium deficiency. The tribunal said in its 33-page summary that "performance enhancement" was the only conclusion it could reach.
James had 32 points and 11 rebounds and Kyrie Irving added 30 points as Cleveland, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-starved crowd, beat the Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game 3 on Wednesday night to pull within 2-1 in the NBA Finals.
On their home floor, where they have been dominant all postseason, the Cavs yanked their season back from the brink following back-to-back blowout losses in the Bay Area. The Cavs did it without starting forward Kevin Love, with little help from their bench and by keeping Stephen Curry penned in. The league's MVP was mostly MIA, scoring 19 points - two in the first half - on 6-of-13 shooting.
Harrison Barnes scored 18 and Klay Thompson 10 for the Warriors, who had won seven straight over Cleveland - the first two Finals games by a combined 48 points - and came back to Ohio looking to party like they did after winning the title in Quicken Loans Arena last year. The Cavs, though, have made this a competitive series after it appeared the Warriors were on the fast track to another crown. The Warriors didn't look anything like the team that won a record 73 games during the regular season or the one that overcame a 3-1 deficit in the Western Conference finals. With matches spread across 10 venues in nine cities, the country is under a state of emergency, and security forces have launched an enormous operation to prevent any repeat of the jihadist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris last November. More than 77,000 police and paramilitary police will be deployed, along with 13,000 private security guards to secure venues and public fan zones. This week, Paris police chief Michel Cadot said an extra 3,000 officers were being added to the 10,000 allotted for the capital.
In addition, some of the 10,000 soldiers deployed around the country since last year's attacks will also be used. Security inside stadiums is the responsibility of UEFA, while safety at "fan zones" which could gather up to 90,000 fans outside stadiums will be in the hands of private security companies. Suicide bombers tried unsuccessfully to gain entry to the Stade de France in the November 13 attacks on Paris, so security forces are leaving nothing to chance. Police and health workers have run practice drills, including a mock gun and explosives attack at the Stade de France last week, and a simulated chemical and biological weapons attack at Lille stadium in April. Islamic State (IS), which claimed responsibility for the November attacks on the capital, has designated France a primary target. Britain warned its citizens on Tuesday there is a "high threat from terrorism" at the tournament and warned people to be "vigilant" at stadiums, fan zones and transport hubs. The US State Department released a similar statement last week, adding that "unaffiliated entertainment venues broadcasting the tournaments in France and across Europe" were also potential attack targets.
However, France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said there is no knowledge of a specific plot.
A new dimension was added on Monday when Ukraine said it had arrested a suspected far-right French extremist with an arsenal of weapons, including 125 kilograms of TNT. Ukrainian security officials said the suspect was allegedly planning attacks on Muslim, Jewish and government targets in France during the tournament. The November attacks demonstrated that jihadists were willing to hit random "soft targets" such as bars and restaurants. Experts say jihadists could aim for areas with minimal security protection during Euro 2016. France implemented "Operation Vigipirate" emergency measures after the jihadist attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish supermarket in January 2015, with 10,000 troops deployed at sensitive locations such as tourist spots and Jewish sites.
Following the November attacks, a state of emergency was declared, allowing police to raid homes and hold people under house arrest with minimal judicial oversight. It was extended for a third time in May, to cover Euro 2016 and the Tour de France cycle race in July. Some 3,500 searches have been carried out, at least 56 suspects have been taken into custody and 69 people have placed under house arrest, the government said in April. A new smartphone app designed to alert users to possible terror attacks has been launched by the French government amid growing security concerns over the Euro 2016 soccer tournament.
The application, which is free to download in both French and English, sends users a warning "in case of a suspected attack," said the interior ministry, which has piloted and introduced the service. It also alerts users - who must agree to be geolocated - about "unexpected events" such as the breaching of flood defenses. Alerts will appear on the app less than 15 minutes after an incident has been con-firmed by authorities, and will be customized according to the user's exact location. App users are also able to monitor alerts for up to eight different geographical zones, allowing them to check on family members or friends. The app also provides advice on how to stay safe, with information tailored to each particular situation, the ministry added.
The idea emerged after last November's terror attacks in Paris, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls pushing for it to be launched in time for Euro 2016. The government hopes the app will help users - or app "ambassadors" as it calls them - spread reliable, official information about the security situation across social media. French police take part in a mock attack drill in the fan zone in Lyon this week as part of security measures for the month-long UEFA European Championship tournament, which opens on Friday.
Philippe Coutinho scored his first international hat-trick and Renato Augusto had two goals as Brazil routed Haiti 7-1 on Wednesday night in the Copa America. Coutinho scored in the 14th and 29th minutes to build a 2-0 lead, then added a goal on a 20-yard drive in the second minute of second-half stoppage time. The Liverpool midfielder's only previous goal for Brazil was against Mexico in an exhibition last year.

Gabriel Barbosa and Lucas Lima also scored for Brazil in a scoreline that matched the devastating loss for the Selecao in the 2014 World Cup semifinals against Germany at Belo Horizonte. Brazil has four points in Group B and completes group play on Sunday against Peru, which tied Ecuador 2-2 on Wednesday and also has four points.
Dani Alves crossed, Jonas outfought two defenders to control the ball in front of goalkeeper Johny Placide, then slid it across the goalmouth for Coutinho to tap in. Gabriel Barbosa entered for Jonas at the start of the second half and made it 4-0 with an 18-yard shot and Alves crossed for Lima's header.
Brazil, which had control of the ball 64 percent of the game and had 15 shots on goal to just five for Haiti, didn't let up in the final 20minutes.
Augusto got his second goal in the 86th minute and Coutinho finished off the scoring in stoppage time.
Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrates completing his hat-trick against Haiti on Wednesday. The 35-year-old double Olympic gold medalist from Zunyi, Guizhou province, is making his US debut as the first Chinese boxer to be featured in a 10-rounder at iconic Madison Square Garden, taking on Hungarian teenager Jozsef Ajtai. The flyweight title eliminator could well determine whether or not Zou continues his punch-for - pay career. Their bout is the featured prelim on a televised card headlined by the WBO junior lightweight title clash between champion Rocky Martinez of Puerto Rico and Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine. Zou took a day off from training to mourn the death of his idol, former three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, who died on June 3 in Arizona from complications of Parkinson's disease. A victory on Saturday would virtually assure Zou of another shot at a piece of the world championship, with IBF titleholder Johnriel Casimero of the Philippines the likely target. On May 25, Casimero (22-3, 14 KO) dethroned Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng (17-1, 5 KO) with a brutal fourth-round stoppage in Beijing.
The 19-year-old Ajtai (15-2, 10 KO) turned pro just 11 months ago, and eight of his victories have come against opponents with winning records.
Zou is coming off an impressive TKO of Brazil's Natan Coutinho in Shanghai in January, and at 5-foot-5 he is three inches taller than Ajtai. Zou spent the past month working with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach in Los Angeles to get ready for the fight. Zhang Chuanliang, who coached Zou to gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, will join Roach in his corner on Saturday. Colombia became the first side to reach the quarterfinals of the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday, while the United States thumped Costa Rica 4-0 to get its campaign back on track.
Goals from AC Milan's Carlos Bacca and Real Madrid star James Rodriguez secured a 2-1 win for Colombia over Paraguay in front of a vocal crowd at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in California. Victor Ayala gave Paraguay hope after pulling a goal back on 71 minutes but Colombia held on for three points that means it is assured of a top two finish in Group A and a place in the last eight. Colombia needs only to draw against Costa Rica on Saturday to assure itself of first place, leaving it a potentially easier quarterfinal against the runner-up from Group B, which contains Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti and Peru. In Tuesday's other game, US striker Clint Dempsey scored his 50th international goal as the host nation bounced back from its 2-0 loss to Colombia on Friday with a convincing rout of Costa Rica. Dempsey opened the scoring from the penalty spot after nine minutes before Jermaine Jones and Bobby Wood struck just before half-time to effectively settle the contest.
Substitute Graham Zusi added a fourth goal three minutes from time, which could prove crucial if goal difference comes into play. The win came as a welcome relief for US coach Jurgen Klinsmann, whose tenure has faced mounting criticism over the past 18 months after a series of disappointing performances in competitive matches.
Klinsmann meanwhile showed he was in no mood to cede ground to his critics, picking the same starting lineup to face Costa Rica that had disappointed in the 2-0 defeat to Colombia. Klinsmann's team now faces Paraguay in its final Group A game in Philadelphia on Saturday, where a draw will probably be enough to advance to the knockout rounds. Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates his goal against Paraguay during their group match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium. Six years from delivering the most important strike of a football in Spanish history, Andres Iniesta remains the cornerstone of a La Roja side hoping to rekindle former glories at Euro 2016.
Iniesta's extra-time goal in the 2010 World Cup final against the Netherlands will be his lasting legacy. The Barcelona captain will be one of the few remaining figures from all of Spain's three consecutive major tournament triumphs between 2008 and 2012 amongst Vicente del Bosque's squad in France. More significantly, of those left from that glory run, Iniesta's inclusion is the most undisputed.
While Del Bosque's loyalty to Iker Casillas and Cesc Fabregas - despite a dramatic dip in their club form - has been questioned, Iniesta, at the end of his 14th season at Barcelona, has shone for his side over the past two years.
Such is his importance, Del Bosque even left Iniesta out for friendly matches against Italy and Romania in March to give his 32-year-old legs extra rest ahead of the demands of a fourth international tournament in five years. Without his sidekick of many years Xavi Hernandez, Barca's style has become slightly more direct to accommodate the talents of a forward line containing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. Yet, for Spain, the loss of Xavi and Xabi Alonso to international retirement has made Iniesta's ability to set the tempo of the game and breakdown mass ranks of opposition defense even more crucial. Yet, just as key to Iniesta's status as a national treasure in Spain as his World Cup winner, is a humility often at odds with modern footballers.
Iniesta joined Barcelona as a 12-year-old and been a rock through a career with four Champions League and seven Spanish league titles.
Whether the remnants of Spain's golden generation have a final day of joy to offer with a third consecutive Euro title will depend much on Iniesta producing his magic on the big stage once more in France.
European champion Spain suffered a shock first defeat since March 2015, losing 1-0 at home to Georgia in its final warmup friendly before Euro 2016 in Madrid on Tuesday. Georgia, ranked 137 in the world, hadn't won a game since defeating minnows Gibraltar in Euro qualifying in October. However, it defended resolutely and took full advantage of its one real attack when Tornike Okriashvili tapped home at the far post six minutes before half-time. Spain begins its quest for a third consecutive European Championship against the Czech Republic on June 13 in Toulouse. Del Bosque had named a stronger side than in Spain's comfortable wins over Bosnia and Herzegovina and South Korea in the past week with the Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid contingent returning after their duties in the Champions League final. The host was camped in the Georgia half for almost the entire match, but paid for a lack of creativity in breaking down the visitors' mass ranks of defense and were caught out on the counterattack just before the break. However, Del Bosque rejected suggestions that the Czechs and Spain's other Group D opponents Turkey and Croatia can learn from Georgia's game plan. FIVE THINGS ON SPAIN AS IT SEEKS TO BECOME THE FIRST COUNTRY TO WIN THREE CONSECUTIVE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES AT EURO 2016. Spain's run of three consecutive major tournament victories came to a spectacular end as they were dumped out of the World Cup after two comprehensive defeats to the Netherlands and Chile in their opening group games in Brazil in 2014.
Despite calls for a squad clear-out, Xavi Hernandez (pictured) and Xabi Alonso's retirement from international football are the only two major changes. An unconvincing qualifying campaign leaves many doubters as to whether coach Vicente del Bosque has galvanized his side with enough of the exciting young talent that won two of the last three under-21 Euros. One of Del Bosque's biggest decisions will be whether to finally drop 167-cap captain Iker Casillas for Manchester United's David de Gea (pictured). De Gea, by contrast, put his disappointment at not completing a move to Madrid behind him in August to be United's standout player for the third straight season.
Since injury and age took its toll on David Villa after the 2010 World Cup, Spain has been searching for a reliable goal scorer to complement its array of technically brilliant attacking midfielders. Indeed, it won Euro 2012 playing without a recognized striker as Cesc Fabregas played as a false nine.
The 65-year-old Del Bosque (pictured) has repeatedly hinted the Euros will be his last tournament in charge having resisted calls to resign following the World Cup fiasco. Spain's dominance of Europe at club level cannot be questioned after Real Madrid won this season's Champions League and Sevilla the Europa League. However, like two years ago, that success at club level allied to a tight title race between Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico could be to the national team's detriment with the majority of their squad suffering the aftereffects of a more intense season than their competitors. Spain's Sergio Busquets and Georgia's Nukri Revishvili crash into each other during their friendly match on Tuesday.
Carneiro had claimed constructive dismissal by Chelsea and sexual discrimination by Mourinho who appeared at the tribunal and sat in the front row. In a statement Chelsea said they "regretted the circumstances" that led to Carneiro taking legal action and issued an unreserved apology. Carneiro worked for Chelsea for six years until she left in September after clashing with Mourinho in the closing minutes of their opening league match of the season against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge in August. The 42-year-old ran on to the pitch with physio Jon Fearn after being called on by referee Michael Oliver to treat forward Eden Hazard. After the game an angry Mourinho, who is now manager of Manchester United, described the pair as "impulsive and naive" because it meant Chelsea being reduced to nine men near the end of the game after goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had earlier been sent off. Carneiro, who said she was subjected to sexist comments from colleagues, was relieved of her match-day duties soon after. Following the incident against Swansea, the Football Association conducted an investigation after a member of the public complained about Mourinho's language toward Carneiro. The Portuguese, who won the league three times in two spells as Chelsea manager, was fired in December after a poor start to the season. Carneiro issued a statement saying she was relieved the long-running saga had come to an end. Yeo Moriba laughed as she recalled her showdown with the fearsome Alex Ferguson, one of many confrontations with soccer authority over the future of her son, Paul Pogba.
Ferguson was notorious for his 'hairdryer' blasts at players in the Manchester United dressing room, and the proud mom recalled how the tough manager once left her son in tears in his office.
After three years struggling to be a starter at United, Pogba balked at a new contract offer in 2012.
Ferguson took matters into his own hands and decided to confront Moriba, who acts as her son's agent, manager and adviser. Pogba was upset that Paul Scholes had been tempted out of his six-month retirement in January 2012 to rescue a United midfield in the grips of an injury crisis. Only 18 and with just a couple of substitute appearances to his name in the League Cup, Pogba felt he should have been given his chance. Although he made three substitute appearances in the Premier League after Scholes' return, he was determined to leave.
Moriba's defiance in France sent Pogba into the clutches of the English Premier League giant in the first place.
Pogba came through the youth ranks at Le Havre but at 15 was seduced by United, which offered a better deal than the industry standard agreement proposed by the French club. The club presidents union, led by Lyon supremo Jean-Michel Aulas tried to put pressure on Pogba to stay in France, saying leaving for England would set a bad example. With another young French prospect, Gael Kakuta, heading for Chelsea at the same time, the French press cried scandal at the motives of the young players. Paul has been linked to huge transfers to Spain and even back to Manchester United, which now has Jose Mourinho at its helm. Brother Florentin plays for Saint-Etienne in the French top flight while Mathias is at Partick Thistle in Scotland. The twins both play for Guinea, their parents home and where they were born, although they grew up in the Paris suburbs. Led by Wayne Rooney, England is the Group B favorite against Wales, Russia and Slovakia, but with time running out before the tournament starts, manager Roy Hodgson is still buffing dull spots in his team's tactics.
His midfield diamond failed to sparkle in last week's 1-0 win over Portugal and he was criticized by former England manager Glenn Hoddle for asking strikers Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy to adopt wide roles.
Chris Smalling's late goal earned England a third consecutive win in its warm-up games, but there was no disguising the lackluster show. Hodgson has also raised eyebrows by tasking Kane with set-piece responsibilities, despite him topping the Premier League with 25 goals for Tottenham Hotspur last season. Hodgson defended the move by explaining that Kane has the best dead-ball delivery on the team. The manager also gave the tactical talk short shrift, telling journalists: "Formations don't win you games. Hodgson's Wales counterpart, Chris Coleman, would dearly love for the tactics board to be his only source of anxiety. Since securing qualification for a first major tournament in 58 years, Wales has gone four games without victory, culminating in Sunday's 3-0 loss at the hands of Sweden. While the return of Gareth Bale as a second-half substitute in that game provided reason for optimism, Coleman has banished talk of the June 16 showdown in Lens with rival England. Slovakia could only draw 0-0 at home to Northern Ireland on Saturday, but Marek Hamsik and his teammates stunned world champion Germany 3-1 in Augsburg on its previous outing.
Four years later, Jan Kozak's side sparked its successful bid to qualify for Euro 2016 with a stunning 2-1 triumph over defending champion Spain.
Kozak was in bullish mood after the draw with Northern Ireland as he declared his players would not be overawed by the prospect of facing Real Madrid star Bale. Russia has been hurt by injuries to several key players including Yuri Zhirkov, Denis Cheryshev, Oleg Kuzmin and, most damagingly, playmaker Alan Dzagoev. Midfielder Igor Denisov was ruled out due to a hamstring injury on Monday, opening the door for Zenit St Petersburg's Artur Yusupov, who happened to be staying in the same hotel as the squad in Monaco. England’s Chris Smalling arrives with a toy lion at Auberge du Jeude Paume, Chantilly, France on Monday.
Looking to add to its 1984 European Championship and 1998 World Cup titles, France will face Switzerland, Romania and an Albania side appearing at its first major finals in Group A. But as anticipation builds ahead of Les Bleus' opening game against Romania on Friday, Deschamps - who lifted the World Cup as a player 18 years ago - knows his team still has to take care of business on the pitch.
France is without Real Madrid star Karim Benzema, sidelined due to his involvement in the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape blackmail scandal. The loss of Mamadou Sakho, not picked after a positive doping test, and injuries to Raphael Varane, Lassana Diarra and others leave question marks in defence and midfield.
But N'Golo Kante has emerged in the middle and the presence of players such as Antoine Griezmann, Dimitri Payet and Anthony Martial means the loss of Benzema may scarcely be felt.
France's attack will look to prove itself immediately against Romania, whose defensive strength carried it through qualifying. Under veteran coach Anghel Iordanescu, in his third spell at the helm, Romania is a team of few stars, apart from exciting attacking midfielder Nicolae Stanciu. There will be few more intriguing contests in the group stage than Switzerland's meeting with Albania in Lens on Saturday.
That game will see Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, recently signed by Arsenal, face his brother Taulant, who plays for Albania.

The siblings were born in Basel to Kosovar-Albanian parents and both represented Switzerland at the youth level. Now with Nantes, Cana also considers France his "second home" and will lead the Balkan nation on the field for its first major tournament appearance. Coached by the Italian Gianni De Biasi, Albania is hoping to progress to the knockout stages as a third-place team.
Meanwhile the Swiss, whose star player is Kosovar-born Xherdan Shaqiri of Stoke City, is on paper Group A's strongest side behind the host. Cristiano Ronaldo's museum on Madeira has upsized to a larger home in anticipation of the Real Madrid star winning "future trophies", his cousin said on Monday. The Portugal striker's self-financed shrine now occupies a prime seafront position in Funchal, the island's capital where "CR7" was born in 1985. The museum's new two-story site "will be able to welcome Ronaldo's future trophies," said his cousin Nuno Viveiros, who also serves as museum director.
The treasure trove charting the success of Madeira's most famous son attracts 200,000 visitors annually. Among the 160 trophies on display are Ronaldo's three Ballons d'Or, given to the player voted the world's best.
When Spain's newly-crowned French Open champion Garbine Muguruza arrives in Mallorca this week it will not be a red carpet they lay down, but a lush green one.
When the Venezuelan-born 22-year-old signed up for the June 13-19 event on the holiday isle, few imagined she would arrive with her first Grand Slam title in the bag after a fantasy run in rainy Paris culminated with victory over Serena Williams. Certainly not tournament director Peer Zebergs or owner Edwin Weindorfer, who hope to make Mallorca, home of claycourt king Rafael Nadal, an important fixture on an expanding grasscourt season over the next five years. Weindorfer, who also owns the Stuttgart ATP grasscourt event taking place this week, hopes Muguruza's rise to fame will spark a surge of interest in the Mallorca Open. Mallorca appears an odd venue for 'lawn' tennis but the things have moved on from the days when, in the words of Manuel Santana, Spanish players regarded grass as "only for cows". Santana himself won Wimbledon, Nadal has twice triumphed at the All England Club, Conchita Martinez did so in 1994 and Muguruza reached last year's final, losing to Williams.
Santa Ponsa Country Club has six lawns, with rye grass very similar to that used at Wimbledon - albeit a variety able to tolerate scorching temperatures rather than London's often fickle weather. A 3,000-capacity Center Court has been built, with spectators in the top rows able to gaze out at the shimmering sea.
The likes of former world No 1 Ana Ivanovic and Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber have already been hitting on the Santa Ponsa lawns and tickets are selling fast as tourists add a visit to a tennis tournament to their excursion list.
For Muguruza, who will top a draw featuring Ivanovic and Canada's Eugenie Bouchard, it could not be more convenient.
Spain's Fed Cup captain Martinez said it was a boost for Spanish tennis, which lost a tournament in Valencia and had no stand-alone WTA event until Mallorca was added to the Tour.
Having grasscourts close to his Manacor home is also good news for Nadal as he battles to be fit for Wimbledon after pulling out of the French Open due to a wrist injury.
The former world No 1 underwent meniscus surgery after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semi-finals, then missed the French Open because of a back injury. The top-ranked Djokovic won his first French Open title on Sunday to complete a career grand slam.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion is the top-seeded player at the inaugural edition of the Mercedes Cup on grass in Stuttgart, Germany, and he has a bye into the second round.
While missing Roland Garros was a blow, a longer-than-usual rest and more preparation time on the grass could augur well for Federer's Wimbledon hopes as he seeks an 18th major, having lost in the final by Djokovic the past two years.
The 34-year-old said he was pleased about the opportunity to add another grasscourt event in the build-up to Wimbledon. He is also scheduled to play next week in Halle, his traditional warm-up for Wimbledon, where he's won a record eight titles. Serena Williams may have been second best at the French Open on Saturday but the American has moved ahead of fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova as the world's top earner among female athletes, according to Forbes magazine.
Williams ended the Russian's 11-year reign by hauling in $28.9 million in combined prize money and off-court earnings over the past 12 months, the magazine said on Monday.
Sharapova, who lost some sponsorship money after announcing she had tested positive for the recently banned substance meldonium at the Australian Open in January and is provisionally suspended, holds second spot at $21.9 million.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were confident that three straight games without a point for Evgeni Malkin and a rare off night by Matt Murray were more of an aberration than a concern. Bounce-back performances from those two key players on Monday night moved the Penguins to the brink of winning the Stanley Cup.
Malkin scored one goal and assisted on another, Murray made 23 saves and the Penguins took a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup final by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1.
Malkin helped set up Cole's goal to open the scoring, then added one of his own on the powerplay to give Murray all the support he needed.
Two nights after allowing a soft game-tying goal to Joel Ward, Murray was steady throughout to put the Penguins one win from skating off with their fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history.
The Sharks were unable to build on their first win in the final, surrendering the opening goal for the fourth straight game and going more than nine minutes without a shot on net during one stretch of the second period.
The Sharks will now need to win in Pittsburgh to give their loyal fans who waited 25 years to watch the Stanley Cup final in the Bay Area another home game.
No team has come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the final since Toronto did it in 1942 against Detroit.
The story for the Penguins after their 3-2 overtime loss in Game 3 was how to get Malkin going after a slow start to the series. And how would the rookie Murray respond after giving up the soft goal to Ward and the winner to Joonas Donskoi? Malkin was energized from the start, helping set up the first goal when he caught San Jose on a bad line change and sent Phil Kessel in on a rush.
Jones stopped Kessel's shot, but Cole knocked in the rebound for his first career playoff goal. Malkin then scored when he tapped in a perfect from Kessel for Pittsburgh's first power-play goal of the series.
Murray wasn't busy in the early going and went nearly the first half of the second period without facing a single shot. The Sharks made a strong push late in the second period that saw Murray rob Couture, who was left all alone in the slot after a bad turnover.
Murray then stopped Patrick Marleau on a breakaway and saved a one-timer by Joe Pavelski early in the third before Karlsson beat him with 11:53 to play.
But Murray didn't flinch and came up big again against Pavelski, keeping the leading playoff goal scorer without a point in the final.
Eric Fehr of the Pittsburgh Penguins beats San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones late in the third period of Monday’s Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final at SAP Center in San Jose, California.
Draymond Green has had his fingerprints - and shoe prints - all over these NBA Finals as his Golden State Warriors have dominated the first two games of their highly anticipated rematch against Cleveland. LeBron James and the Cavaliers have used all their defensive energy trying to keep Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson from beating them, which has opened the door for Green to take control. Green averaged 22 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the Oakland games and has spearheaded the Warriors' dominant defensive effort against the Cavaliers. The result has been victories by a combined 48 points, the most ever in the first two games of an NBA Finals. The intensity and ferocity Green brings the Warriors have been crucial throughout their playoff run. Green had several run-ins with Oklahoma City Thunder tough guy Steven Adams in the Western Conference final and that has carried over to the championship round, when he kicked Kyrie Irving in the chest in Game 1.
Players have long made a habit of kicking their legs out while taking jump shots to try to draw fouls, with Reggie Miller, Manu Ginobili and Russell Westbrook just a few of the culprits. But Green's kicks, like the one to Adams' groin the previous series, are much more violent in nature.
He's worked too hard to come this far, and the one thing keeping him in check may be the chip on his shoulder. The series turns to Cleveland now, a town with a tortured fan base that will have Green in its crosshairs. Green has been here before, the boos raining down on him in Oklahoma City something fierce. Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the US basketball team without the NBA's MVP. The guard is the highest-profile absence for defending Olympic champion Team USA, which was already without NBA All-Stars Chris Paul and Anthony Davis. Curry has won a pair of world titles with the Americans and was a starter when they won the 2014 Basketball World Cup.
Curry said he had spoken with his family, the Warriors and his representatives, and recently informed USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo that he would not go to Brazil.
Team USA has a list of 31 players in its roster pool for this summer - and plans to name its 12-man roster later this month. Curry started all nine games for the Americans in Spain, averaging 10.7 points, and his USA Basketball experience dates to when he played for the under-19 team in 2007 that won a silver medal.
I cried for days before this race, I was so scared," said Kremer, who arrived at the mountain the day before, with no time to get acclimatized. I am so happy I did it and I will never forget this experience," added Dong, who won the Gongga 100KM International Mountain Trail Challenge at an average altitude of 4,200m last year. So I just keep it fun and fresh," said the 32-year-old, who has been trail running competitively for five years.
Their breakthrough season on the line after spending the better part of four games chasing - but not quite catching - the relentless Penguins, the Sharks responded by jumping on Pittsburgh rookie goaltender Matt Murray early, then relying on Jones late.
He pointed to the Sharks' own first-round collapse two years ago against Los Angeles - when a three-game lead became a 4-3 loss that took an entire season to get over - as proof of how quickly the tenor of a series can change. Couture doubled San Jose's advantage less than two minutes later with a deflection in front of the net.
Malkin scored on the powerplay 4:44 into the first and Hagelin followed 22 seconds later to tie it, the fastest opening four-goal sequence in the history of the final. Smith made five 3-pointers and Tristan Thompson did the dirty work inside, getting 13 rebounds for the Cavs, who improved to 8-0 at home and can even the series with a win in Game 4 on Friday. Wednesday's launch came a day after Britain warned that stadiums and fan zones could be targeted during Euro 2016.
His most recent outing was a first-round stoppage of Botond Sipos (4-2) in Slovakia on April 13.
But Iniesta's technique, quick feet as a midfielder and humble off-field demeanour have been pillars around which Spain's back-to-back European Championship victories have been built. No way," he told El Pais on how his life changed after that goal against the Netherlands in Johannesburg. Spain's coach is one of Casillas' few remaining admirers after two poor seasons at club level that saw him finally leave Real Madrid for new horizons at Porto without recovering his form of days gone by. In qualifying, the controversial Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata and Paco Alcacer were all given their chance, yet none of them made a convincing case to start.
Aduriz netted on his return to the national team in March's 1-1 draw with Italy, but Morata may get the nod from the start in France. Del Bosque's ability to marry together a squad of stars from rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid has proved one of his greatest assets, but his overwhelming loyalty to those who have succeeded for him in the past leave many to question whether he is capable of recreating Spain's glory days on his swan song.
The 23-year-old French midfielder will be one of the most watched players at the European Championship finals. She fills the same role with Paul's twin brothers, Florentin and Mathias, who play for Guinea.
Paul has made a name for himself almost as much for his extravagant hairstyles as his soccer ability. An easy draw is when you have won the matches, that is all!" he told French newspaper La Depeche. And it has one of the most potent attacks on the continent, making it one of the overall favorites. We have been preparing for two years," Deschamps said after watching his squad beat Scotland 3-0 in its final warm-up game in Metz on Saturday.
Half a dozen members of the Albanian squad were born in Switzerland, including Xhaka and Shkelzen Gashi, formerly of Basel. My objective has always been to play in a major tournament with Albania," said Cana, who was born in Kosovo. I started on the clay in Spain and, but I've proved that Spanish girls can play on grass and people will think it's cool," she said. But it has also manifested in some on-court antics that have turned the hard-nosed, prideful underdog into something of a villain. Commissioner Adam Silver singled out Green at the start of the Finals when he said the league is watching closely. The Warriors are dominating this series against a Cleveland team that looks overmatched, and one of the only ways the Cavs might be able to have a chance is if Mount Draymond erupts. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he put Green "on probation" during the Thunder series and has been pleased with how he has kept his cool of late.
Not when a record-setting regular season is on the cusp of being capped with a second consecutive championship. He responded to force with force, raising his level of play to help rally the Warriors from a 3-1 deficit. Several athletes have expressed concerns about the water situation in Rio and the Zika virus. He had spoken of wanting the chance to win Olympic gold, but missed six games in the postseason with a right knee injury.
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