FIFA World Cup

August 17, 2018 - 10:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An influential campaign group close to the Kremlin has called for an investigation into how stadiums and infrastructure built for the World Cup have failed to cope with floods. An embankment outside the stadium in Volgograd collapsed onto a road on the day of the final, while leaks...
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August 15, 2018 - 6:58 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Danijel Subasic says he is retiring from international soccer, becoming the third Croatian player that reached the World Cup final to leave the national team. The 33-year-old Subasic joins defender Vedran Corluka and striker Mario Mandzukic in calling it quits. Subasic says "...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:05 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab nation. Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said in a statement Tuesday the 23-year-old worker died at its Al Wakrah Stadium project site. It...
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August 14, 2018 - 9:46 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Mario Mandzukic says he is retiring from international soccer after 11 years with Croatia's national team, with his decision coming a month after he scored a goal in the World Cup final. The 32-year-old Mandzukic made the announcement Tuesday on Instagram. In an emotional...
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Tottenham's Dele Alli, left, scores his side's second goal of the game against Newcastle during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Park in Newcastle, England, Saturday Aug. 11, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
August 11, 2018 - 3:10 pm
Chelsea and Tottenham dispelled doubts about their readiness to make winning starts to the Premier League on Saturday. A week after being swatted aside by Manchester City in the Community Shield, Chelsea beat Huddersfield 3-0 in Maurizio Sarri's first league match in charge. France World Cup winner...
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Chelsea's new goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is unveiled during the press conference at Stamford Bridge, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Chelsea has signed Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a record fee after selling Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid. Chelsea announced the signing on Wednesday after paying Kepa's 80-million-euro ($92.6 million) buyout clause — the biggest fee ever for a goalkeeper. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 4:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Fulham signaled its determination to stay in the Premier League by becoming the first promoted team to spend over 100 million pounds ($128 million) in the summer transfer window. In an abbreviated trading period when English top-flight clubs collectively spent more than 1.2 billion...
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August 09, 2018 - 4:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Danny Ings is going home. The 26-year-old striker has joined Southampton from Liverpool on an initial loan deal with an agreement struck between the Premier League clubs for the move to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson kisses the ball after making a save during their match against Serbia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The summer transfer window has been shortened in the Premier League to close on Thursday, Aug. 9 before the season starts. The arrival of the goalkeeper who played every match for Brazil at the World Cup provides a solution to Liverpool’s one obvious weakness, and should mean Juergen Klopp’s team is a genuine contender for the Premier League title this season. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
August 09, 2018 - 10:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Even before the unexpected run to the Champions League final, Liverpool was planning how to keep challenging for titles. "We can ... outspend other clubs throughout Europe," Liverpool owner John Henry said just before the loss to Real Madrid in May's final. Henry more than delivered,...
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August 09, 2018 - 5:53 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic looks like he will be staying with the national team after leading it to the World Cup final. The Croatian soccer federation says president Davor Suker met with Dalic to discuss the coach's future. Dalic says in a statement he is "looking forward to...
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Andy Murray, of Britain, returns the ball against Kyle Edmund, of Britain, during the Citi Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 07, 2018 - 3:29 pm
Tennis leaders are offering to lob more cash at countries to persuade them to back plans for a $3 billion revamp of the Davis Cup. But the International Tennis Federation will be ceding some control of the final of its flagship men's event to investors bankrolling the World Cup of Tennis project,...
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