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  • World Cup finale reaches 16 million viewers in U.S.

    World Cup finale reaches 16 million viewers in U.S.

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:35:40 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:45 AM EDT2018-07-18 10:45:55 GMT
    (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP). From left, France's Djibril Sidibe, N'Golo Kante and Florian Thauvin pose with the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, Monday, July 16, 2018. France is readying to...(Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP). From left, France's Djibril Sidibe, N'Golo Kante and Florian Thauvin pose with the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, Monday, July 16, 2018. France is readying to...
    The World Cup final between France and Croatia reached 16 million viewers Sunday on Fox and Telemundo.More >>
    The World Cup final between France and Croatia reached 16 million viewers Sunday on Fox and Telemundo.More >>
  • Usain Bolt to make run at pro soccer in Australia

    Usain Bolt to make run at pro soccer in Australia

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:13:46 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:44:48 GMT
    Trading spikes for boots, Usain Bolt ready to make run at pro soccer in Australia.More >>
    Trading spikes for boots, Usain Bolt ready to make run at pro soccer in Australia.More >>
  • No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax

    No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax

    Sunday, July 15 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-07-15 22:19:49 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:46:33 GMT
    This World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin's Russia, but the players did their best to keep the tournament for themselves.More >>
    This World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin's Russia, but the players did their best to keep the tournament for themselves.More >>
  • World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

    World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:45 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:45:47 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-07-17 14:11:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.More >>
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.More >>
  • World Cup protesters get 15 days in jail, sports event bans

    World Cup protesters get 15 days in jail, sports event bans

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:28:10 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:42:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). A steward runs after two people that invaded the pitch during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). A steward runs after two people that invaded the pitch during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    Two of the four protesters who barged onto the field at the World Cup final have been sentenced to 15 days in jail.More >>
    Two of the four protesters who barged onto the field at the World Cup final have been sentenced to 15 days in jail.More >>
  • Soccer diplomacy: World Cup host Putin gives Trump a ball

    Soccer diplomacy: World Cup host Putin gives Trump a ball

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:56:58 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:01:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, tosses a soccer ball to his wife first lady Melania Trump after Russian President Vladimir Putin presented it to him during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidenti...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, tosses a soccer ball to his wife first lady Melania Trump after Russian President Vladimir Putin presented it to him during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidenti...
    Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a soccer ball as a gift for his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.More >>
    Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a soccer ball as a gift for his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.More >>
  • The Latest: French leader to soccer team: 'Don't change'

    The Latest: French leader to soccer team: 'Don't change'

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:19:38 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:08:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bob Edme). French goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris holds the cup as the French soccer team arrives at Charles de Gaulle airport, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Roissy, north of Paris. France prepares to welcome home the national soccer team for a...(AP Photo/Bob Edme). French goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris holds the cup as the French soccer team arrives at Charles de Gaulle airport, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Roissy, north of Paris. France prepares to welcome home the national soccer team for a...
    France's victorious World Cup team has descended upon Paris' packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open bus with Alpha jets streaming the national colors overhead and wild cheers of joy ringing out.More >>
    France's victorious World Cup team has descended upon Paris' packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open bus with Alpha jets streaming the national colors overhead and wild cheers of joy ringing out.More >>
  • More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

    More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:19:14 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:12:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). Supporter of Croatia national soccer team members wait to welcome the team on their arrival in Zagreb, Croatia, Monday, July 16, 2018. Euphoria gave way to a mixture of disappointment and pride for Croatia fans after their n...(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). Supporter of Croatia national soccer team members wait to welcome the team on their arrival in Zagreb, Croatia, Monday, July 16, 2018. Euphoria gave way to a mixture of disappointment and pride for Croatia fans after their n...
    In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia has rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the country's national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final.More >>
    In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia has rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the country's national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final.More >>
  • Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

    Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

    Sunday, July 15 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-07-15 16:38:16 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:16:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Security stewards remove people who ran onto the pitch and briefly stopped the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Security stewards remove people who ran onto the pitch and briefly stopped the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    Russian protest group and punk band Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for four people who ran onto the field and disrupted the World Cup final.More >>
    Russian protest group and punk band Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for four people who ran onto the field and disrupted the World Cup final.More >>
  • Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

    Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-07-15 15:02:54 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:25:49 GMT
    (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP). Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, left, presents a T-shirt to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP). Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, left, presents a T-shirt to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    The World Cup has bathed Russians and their country in a rosy light, but after the monthlong party ends and foreigners leave, President Vladimir Putin will be left with a pension crisis and unusually low ratings.More >>
    The World Cup has bathed Russians and their country in a rosy light, but after the monthlong party ends and foreigners leave, President Vladimir Putin will be left with a pension crisis and unusually low ratings.More >>
  • Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

    Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

    Sunday, July 15 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-07-15 17:03:26 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:53:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Kylian Mbappe, front, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Kylian Mbappe, front, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.More >>
    France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.More >>
  • Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup

    Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:32 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:32:43 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:05:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, from left, wait on the podium after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhn...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, from left, wait on the podium after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhn...
    President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyberattacks linked to the World Cup.More >>
    President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyberattacks linked to the World Cup.More >>
  • With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

    With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:49:23 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 4:57 AM EDT2018-07-16 08:57:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francois Mori). People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 .(AP Photo/Francois Mori). People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 .
    From Napoleon's triumphal arch to hard-scrabble suburbs of Paris, France is celebrating the national soccer team's victory in the World Cup.More >>
    From Napoleon's triumphal arch to hard-scrabble suburbs of Paris, France is celebrating the national soccer team's victory in the World Cup.More >>
  • Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

    Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

    Sunday, July 15 2018 2:52 AM EDT2018-07-15 06:52:26 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 1:52 AM EDT2018-07-16 05:52:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). English fans applaud their players after the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Belgium defeats Englan...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). English fans applaud their players after the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Belgium defeats Englan...
    Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women.More >>
    Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women.More >>
  • The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

    The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-07-15 12:17:38 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-07-16 03:41:25 GMT
    (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shake hands with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shake hands with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally passed the torch to Qatar for the World Cup in 2022.More >>
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally passed the torch to Qatar for the World Cup in 2022.More >>
  • From young Mbappe to aging keeper, the World Cup in records

    From young Mbappe to aging keeper, the World Cup in records

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-07-15 11:38:28 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:54:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.
    Kylian Mbappe's breakout performances, 11 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar's dives.More >>
    Kylian Mbappe's breakout performances, 11 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar's dives.More >>
  • French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

    French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

    Sunday, July 15 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-07-15 20:11:04 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-07-15 20:58:19 GMT
    (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    None of the heads of state at the World Cup final has as much fun as French President Emmanuel Macron.More >>
    None of the heads of state at the World Cup final has as much fun as French President Emmanuel Macron.More >>
  • Politics guide Syrians backing Croatia in World Cup final

    Politics guide Syrians backing Croatia in World Cup final

    Sunday, July 15 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-07-15 18:49:01 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-07-15 20:01:25 GMT
    Syrian troops and residents of this town just outside the capital Damascus have watched the final match most of them hoping that Croatia would win the World Cup.More >>
    Syrian troops and residents of this town just outside the capital Damascus have watched the final match most of them hoping that Croatia would win the World Cup.More >>
  • A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

    A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

    Saturday, July 14 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-07-14 19:16:20 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-07-15 14:01:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates France's Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and B...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates France's Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and B...
    A young France team full of speed and skill will face a veteran Croatia squad that can never be counted out in Sunday's World Cup final.More >>
    A young France team full of speed and skill will face a veteran Croatia squad that can never be counted out in Sunday's World Cup final.More >>
  • The Latest: Martinez praises Belgians for style, substance

    The Latest: Martinez praises Belgians for style, substance

    Saturday, July 14 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-07-14 15:21:53 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:17:25 GMT
    The holes in Danny Rose's socks generated plenty of online debate during England's World Cup third-place playoff against Belgium.More >>
    The holes in Danny Rose's socks generated plenty of online debate during England's World Cup third-place playoff against Belgium.More >>
  • WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup's final day

    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup's final day

    Saturday, July 14 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-07-14 19:01:17 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-07-14 22:44:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). Croatia's Luka Modric, right, celebrates with a child after winning the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). Croatia's Luka Modric, right, celebrates with a child after winning the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup's final day.More >>
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup's final day.More >>
  • Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

    Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

    Saturday, July 14 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-07-14 16:01:50 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-07-14 20:57:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Belgium's Thomas Meunier, left, and England's Danny Rose challenge for the ball during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia,...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Belgium's Thomas Meunier, left, and England's Danny Rose challenge for the ball during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia,...

    Belgium earns its highest World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match.

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    Belgium earns its highest World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match.

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  • Matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France, Croatia

    Matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France, Croatia

    Saturday, July 14 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-07-14 18:23:30 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-07-14 19:17:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.
    A look at the matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia.More >>
    A look at the matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia.More >>
  • Reasons why France will win the World Cup

    Reasons why France will win the World Cup

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:32:10 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-07-14 18:13:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). In this image taken with a slow shutter speed France's Kylian Mbappe controls the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia...(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). In this image taken with a slow shutter speed France's Kylian Mbappe controls the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia...
    Reasons why France will win the World Cup final.More >>
    Reasons why France will win the World Cup final.More >>
  • Reasons why Croatia will win the World Cup

    Reasons why Croatia will win the World Cup

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:42:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-07-14 16:44:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
    Don't write off Croatia in the World Cup final against France.More >>
    Don't write off Croatia in the World Cup final against France.More >>
  • Out of adversity, Modric and Croatia to play for World Cup

    Out of adversity, Modric and Croatia to play for World Cup

    Saturday, July 14 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-07-14 13:45:13 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-07-14 16:02:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatia's Luka Modric listens to a question during a news conference of the Croatian national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatia's Luka Modric listens to a question during a news conference of the Croatian national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.
    Although small in stature, Luka Modric wields a big influence when he is on the soccer field.More >>
    Although small in stature, Luka Modric wields a big influence when he is on the soccer field.More >>
  • The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men's finals could overlap

    The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men's finals could overlap

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:19:20 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-07-14 15:50:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Curtis). Spectators attend the men's singles quarterfinal tennis match between John Isner of the United States and Canada's Milos Raonic, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Wednesday July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis). Spectators attend the men's singles quarterfinal tennis match between John Isner of the United States and Canada's Milos Raonic, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Wednesday July 11, 2018.
    The clash: World Cup final between France and Croatia could overlap Wimbledon men's singles final, which starts less than 2 hours earlier.More >>
    The clash: World Cup final between France and Croatia could overlap Wimbledon men's singles final, which starts less than 2 hours earlier.More >>
  • The Latest: Belgium 1-0 at halftime in 3rd-place playoff

    The Latest: Belgium 1-0 at halftime in 3rd-place playoff

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:42:34 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-07-14 15:27:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Belgium's Thomas Meunier, left, scores his side's opening goal against England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as England's Danny Rose tries to defend during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer W...(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Belgium's Thomas Meunier, left, scores his side's opening goal against England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as England's Danny Rose tries to defend during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer W...
    Thomas Meunier has given Belgium a 1-0 lead over England in the World Cup third-place playoff.More >>
    Thomas Meunier has given Belgium a 1-0 lead over England in the World Cup third-place playoff.More >>
  • As World Cup ends, Russia faces uncertain football legacy

    As World Cup ends, Russia faces uncertain football legacy

    Saturday, July 14 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-07-14 15:22:01 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-07-14 15:27:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File). FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo a general view at top right of temporary stands in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia. They were meant to show Russia was serious about saving money, bu...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File). FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo a general view at top right of temporary stands in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia. They were meant to show Russia was serious about saving money, bu...
    Russia's World Cup is coming to an end, leaving the host nation with newfound confidence on the field but some host cities burdened with costly arenas.More >>
    Russia's World Cup is coming to an end, leaving the host nation with newfound confidence on the field but some host cities burdened with costly arenas.More >>
  • Mbappe, France to face Modric, Croatia for World Cup title

    Mbappe, France to face Modric, Croatia for World Cup title

    Friday, July 13 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-07-13 19:28:29 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:42:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates France's Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and B...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates France's Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and B...
    The speedy skills of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe will be up against the cool control of Luka Modric when France faces Croatia on Sunday in the World Cup final.More >>
    The speedy skills of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe will be up against the cool control of Luka Modric when France faces Croatia on Sunday in the World Cup final.More >>
  • WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup

    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:25:55 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:31:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Belgium coach Roberto Martinez watches the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Belgium coach Roberto Martinez watches the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup.More >>
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup.More >>
  • Corporations market at World Cup despite absence of US

    Corporations market at World Cup despite absence of US

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:51:01 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-07-14 13:10:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). In this July 5, 2018 photo, a helicopter sits atop the Budweiser boat, parked on the Moskva River during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). In this July 5, 2018 photo, a helicopter sits atop the Budweiser boat, parked on the Moskva River during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia.
    Business went on at the World Cup without the presence of the United States, although the tournament's visibility decreased across America.More >>
    Business went on at the World Cup without the presence of the United States, although the tournament's visibility decreased across America.More >>
  • Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

    Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-07-13 15:39:51 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:20:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nikola Solic, File). FILE - In this July 11, 2018 file photo, Croatian fans cheer while watching the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Zagreb, Croatia. In the Balkans, even soccer is political, so it...(AP Photo/Nikola Solic, File). FILE - In this July 11, 2018 file photo, Croatian fans cheer while watching the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Zagreb, Croatia. In the Balkans, even soccer is political, so it...
    In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup.More >>
    In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup.More >>
  • Southgate and Martinez tackle a game no one wants to play

    Southgate and Martinez tackle a game no one wants to play

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:52:25 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:37:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England head coach Gareth Southgate attends a news conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018, on the eve of the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England head coach Gareth Southgate attends a news conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018, on the eve of the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup.
    England's Gareth Southgate and Belgium's Roberto Martinez are working on a tricky coaching problem _ how to motivate a team for a game no one wants to play.More >>
    England's Gareth Southgate and Belgium's Roberto Martinez are working on a tricky coaching problem _ how to motivate a team for a game no one wants to play.More >>
  • Despite off-field chaos, limited resources, Croatia in final

    Despite off-field chaos, limited resources, Croatia in final

    Friday, July 13 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-07-13 18:01:08 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-07-13 18:11:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatia players warm up during a training session of Croatian national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatia players warm up during a training session of Croatian national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018.
    Victory over France in Moscow on Sunday would hand Croatia its first major soccer title, and create a chance for the country to build its soccer infrastructure.More >>
    Victory over France in Moscow on Sunday would hand Croatia its first major soccer title, and create a chance for the country to build its soccer infrastructure.More >>
  • The Latest: Pitana gets 1st and final whistles at World Cup

    The Latest: Pitana gets 1st and final whistles at World Cup

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:03:57 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 7:37 AM EDT2018-07-13 11:37:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, center, and France's Samuel Umtiti challenge for the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia,...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, center, and France's Samuel Umtiti challenge for the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia,...
    Belgium outwitting Brazil in the quarterfinals has been rated by FIFA's expert panel as the best tactical success at the World Cup.More >>
    Belgium outwitting Brazil in the quarterfinals has been rated by FIFA's expert panel as the best tactical success at the World Cup.More >>
  • Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly for World Cup final

    Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly for World Cup final

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-07-12 15:43:20 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 3:23 AM EDT2018-07-13 07:23:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Dejan Lovren celebrates after Croatia's Mario Mandzukic scored his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, We...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Dejan Lovren celebrates after Croatia's Mario Mandzukic scored his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, We...
    A billion-dollar assembly of stars makes France the favorite for the World Cup final and that's a scenario that suits Dejan Lovren just fine.More >>
    A billion-dollar assembly of stars makes France the favorite for the World Cup final and that's a scenario that suits Dejan Lovren just fine.More >>
  • Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

    Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:46:45 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-07-12 16:27:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
    Croatia is going to its first World Cup final.More >>
    Croatia is going to its first World Cup final.More >>
  • All those oh, so nears and more for England at World Cup

    All those oh, so nears and more for England at World Cup

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:31:43 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-07-12 14:22:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). England head coach Gareth Southgate walks between his players disappointed after losing the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jul...(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). England head coach Gareth Southgate walks between his players disappointed after losing the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jul...
    England's wait to win its first trophy since 1966 goes on.More >>
    England's wait to win its first trophy since 1966 goes on.More >>
  • Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, again

    Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, again

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-07-11 21:27:58 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:58 AM EDT2018-07-12 12:58:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, in black baseball hat, drinks a pint during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in, Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11...(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, in black baseball hat, drinks a pint during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in, Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11...
    Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, and it's not the first time the team he was cheering for ended up on the losing side.More >>
    Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, and it's not the first time the team he was cheering for ended up on the losing side.More >>
  • England's Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title

    England's Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-07-11 22:25:51 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-07-12 12:32:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Kane plays the ball against the goal post during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Kane plays the ball against the goal post during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
    Harry Kane will likely come home from the World Cup with the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer.More >>
    Harry Kane will likely come home from the World Cup with the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer.More >>
  • WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:36:41 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-07-12 11:53:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic, center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic, center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July...
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup.More >>
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup.More >>
  • Sexism tops racism as a World Cup fan problem in Russia

    Sexism tops racism as a World Cup fan problem in Russia

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:18:29 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:47 PM EDT2018-07-12 00:47:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). A child arrives for the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). A child arrives for the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
    Anti-discrimination experts advising FIFA say sexism has been a bigger problem than racism at the World Cup in Russia.More >>
    Anti-discrimination experts advising FIFA say sexism has been a bigger problem than racism at the World Cup in Russia.More >>
  • Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

    Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-07-11 06:05:26 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:18:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England head coach Gareth Southgate arrives to England's official news conference on the eve of the semifinal match between England and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England head coach Gareth Southgate arrives to England's official news conference on the eve of the semifinal match between England and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
    Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face music of soccer history, looking ahead to a World Cup semifinal match against Croatia rather than decades of failure and hurt.More >>
    Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face music of soccer history, looking ahead to a World Cup semifinal match against Croatia rather than decades of failure and hurt.More >>
  • Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final

    Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-07-10 20:13:01 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:20:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tu...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tu...
    France advances to World Cup final for first time since 2006 with 1-0 win over Belgium.More >>
    France advances to World Cup final for first time since 2006 with 1-0 win over Belgium.More >>
  • Superb defense takes France close to another World Cup title

    Superb defense takes France close to another World Cup title

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-07-10 21:06:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 10:54 AM EDT2018-07-11 14:54:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tu...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tu...
    France won its only World Cup 20 years ago thanks to a great goalkeeper and a suffocating back line; now they're one match away from doing it again.More >>
    France won its only World Cup 20 years ago thanks to a great goalkeeper and a suffocating back line; now they're one match away from doing it again.More >>
  • Belgium's golden generation falls short again at World Cup

    Belgium's golden generation falls short again at World Cup

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-07-10 20:41:34 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-07-11 11:36:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Belgium's Vincent Kompany, left, and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois leave the field after the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russ...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Belgium's Vincent Kompany, left, and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois leave the field after the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russ...
    Belgium's golden generation has come up short at a major tournament again, and now the Red Devils will be wondering if their championship window has closed.More >>
    Belgium's golden generation has come up short at a major tournament again, and now the Red Devils will be wondering if their championship window has closed.More >>
  • US English WCup viewers drop 35 percent through quarters

    US English WCup viewers drop 35 percent through quarters

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-07-10 19:45:35 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:01 AM EDT2018-07-11 11:01:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford gestures during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford gestures during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup quarterfinals in Russia were down 12 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 35 percent below 2014's level.More >>
    U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup quarterfinals in Russia were down 12 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 35 percent below 2014's level.More >>
  • Coach of England wins the nation's heart by being a nice guy

    Coach of England wins the nation's heart by being a nice guy

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-07-10 14:17:47 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-07-11 05:56:09 GMT
    (AP Foto/Matthias Schrader ). El técnico de Inlgaterra Gareth Southgate (derecha) festeja con Harry Maguire tras la victoria 2-0 ante Suecia en las semifinales del Mundial en Samara, Rusia, el sábado 7 de julio de 2018.(AP Foto/Matthias Schrader ). El técnico de Inlgaterra Gareth Southgate (derecha) festeja con Harry Maguire tras la victoria 2-0 ante Suecia en las semifinales del Mundial en Samara, Rusia, el sábado 7 de julio de 2018.
    In an age of tattoos, tongue piercings and political turmoil, a soft-spoken man in a dark blue waistcoat and striped tie is uniting England amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup.More >>
    In an age of tattoos, tongue piercings and political turmoil, a soft-spoken man in a dark blue waistcoat and striped tie is uniting England amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup.More >>
  • Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

    Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:03:17 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-07-11 02:40:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in...(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in...
    Real Madrid says Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a glittering nine-year spell in Spain.More >>
    Real Madrid says Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a glittering nine-year spell in Spain.More >>
  • The Latest: Pogba dedicates France win to freed Thai players

    The Latest: Pogba dedicates France win to freed Thai players

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:26:15 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-07-11 02:35:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Croatia's Domagoj Vida jumps to catch a ball during a training session in the Luzhniki sport ground at 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Croatia's Domagoj Vida jumps to catch a ball during a training session in the Luzhniki sport ground at 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018.
    The Ukraine Football Federation has offered to pay a fine imposed on a Croatia official for making a contentious pro-Ukraine video at the World Cup.More >>
    The Ukraine Football Federation has offered to pay a fine imposed on a Croatia official for making a contentious pro-Ukraine video at the World Cup.More >>
  • Marketing firm to pay more than $24M in soccer bribery case

    Marketing firm to pay more than $24M in soccer bribery case

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-07-10 21:52:57 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:39:42 GMT
    A Florida-based unit of a Spanish sports media group must pay a hefty penalty after pleading guilty to bribing Latin American soccer officials.More >>
    A Florida-based unit of a Spanish sports media group must pay a hefty penalty after pleading guilty to bribing Latin American soccer officials.More >>
  • Enforced development helps give Europe a grip on World Cup

    Enforced development helps give Europe a grip on World Cup

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-07-10 19:10:36 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-07-10 23:00:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Colombia's Radamel Falcao, left, vies for the ball with England's Eric Dier during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2...(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Colombia's Radamel Falcao, left, vies for the ball with England's Eric Dier during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2...
    Explaining Europe's stranglehold on the World Cup requires delving into a thick handbook of seemingly mind-numbing regulations.More >>
    Explaining Europe's stranglehold on the World Cup requires delving into a thick handbook of seemingly mind-numbing regulations.More >>
  • Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

    Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-07-10 18:23:05 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-07-10 20:18:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England head coach Gareth Southgate arrives to England's official news conference on the eve of the semifinal match between England and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England head coach Gareth Southgate arrives to England's official news conference on the eve of the semifinal match between England and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
    Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face music of soccer history, looking ahead to a World Cup semifinal match against Croatia rather than decades of failure and hurt.More >>
    Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face music of soccer history, looking ahead to a World Cup semifinal match against Croatia rather than decades of failure and hurt.More >>
  • England fans trickling into Moscow for World Cup semifinals

    England fans trickling into Moscow for World Cup semifinals

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-07-10 17:38:29 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-07-10 17:43:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). England soccer fans pose for a photo with their clubs banner in Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). England soccer fans pose for a photo with their clubs banner in Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
    Thousands more England fans are expected to descend on Moscow for their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years, but there's not much sign of them yet.More >>
    Thousands more England fans are expected to descend on Moscow for their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years, but there's not much sign of them yet.More >>
  • A capsule look at the Croatia-England World Cup semifinal

    A capsule look at the Croatia-England World Cup semifinal

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:26:22 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-07-10 17:23:57 GMT
    A capsule look at the World Cup semifinal match between Croatia and England in Moscow.More >>
    A capsule look at the World Cup semifinal match between Croatia and England in Moscow.More >>
  • Rescued Thai soccer team unable to attend World Cup final

    Rescued Thai soccer team unable to attend World Cup final

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-07-10 14:32:51 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:36:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). An ambulance believed to be carrying one of the rescued boys from the flooded cave heads to the hospital in Chiang Rai as divers evacuated the remaining boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district o...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). An ambulance believed to be carrying one of the rescued boys from the flooded cave heads to the hospital in Chiang Rai as divers evacuated the remaining boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district o...
    The youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will be unable to accept FIFA's invitation to attend the World Cup final.More >>
    The youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will be unable to accept FIFA's invitation to attend the World Cup final.More >>
  • Can Southgate rouse England before Croatia match?

    Can Southgate rouse England before Croatia match?

    Monday, July 9 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-07-09 18:20:16 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:28 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:28:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England's Harry Maguire plays a game of darts as the media looks on before a press conference for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Repino near St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England's Harry Maguire plays a game of darts as the media looks on before a press conference for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Repino near St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018.
    England coach Gareth Southgate may try to come up with a big speech before his team meets Croatia in the nation's first World Cup semifinal match since 2002.More >>
    England coach Gareth Southgate may try to come up with a big speech before his team meets Croatia in the nation's first World Cup semifinal match since 2002.More >>
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  • Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

    Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 10:47:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

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    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

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  • Bear attacks elderly NH woman after breaking into house to look for food

    Bear attacks elderly NH woman after breaking into house to look for food

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:35 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:35:40 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:35 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:35:40 GMT
    Apryl Rogers, 71, suffered facial injuries as well as several fractures to her neck and head. (Source: Family photos/Grafton County Police/WBZ/CNN)Apryl Rogers, 71, suffered facial injuries as well as several fractures to her neck and head. (Source: Family photos/Grafton County Police/WBZ/CNN)

    As they try to track and trap the bear, wildlife officials say an attack like this one is highly unusual.

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    As they try to track and trap the bear, wildlife officials say an attack like this one is highly unusual.

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  • Correction: All-Star Game story

    Correction: All-Star Game story

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:39:20 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:55 AM EDT2018-07-18 07:55:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Fireworks are displayed before the MLB Home Run Derby, at Nationals Park, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Fireworks are displayed before the MLB Home Run Derby, at Nationals Park, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday.

    A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become.

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    A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become.

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