Iceland vs. Nigeria 2018 World Cup: Scoreless so far

Iceland vs. Nigeria 2018 World Cup: Scoreless so far

Iceland’s Gylfi Sigurdsson, right, and Nigeria’s Leon Balogun challenge for the ball. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Iceland (0-1-0, 1 point) vs. Nigeria (0-0-1, 0 points) Group D, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd Not much to report We’re now 22 minutes in and neither team has established any sort of clear edge. Iceland’s set pieces — we’re including deep throw-ins here — […]

Luka Doncic headed to Mavs, Trae Young to Hawks after teams swap picks

Luka Doncic headed to Mavs, Trae Young to Hawks after teams swap picks

DALLAS — The Mavericks have acquired the draft rights to Luka Doncic after the Hawks selected the European star with the third overall pick Thursday night. In return, the Hawks acquired the draft rights to Trae Young, who was selected by the Mavs at No. 5 overall in the NBA draft in New York. Get […]

Caretaker Hierro leaving his mark on Spain at World Cup

Caretaker Hierro leaving his mark on Spain at World Cup

Samuel Petrequin, Ap Sports Writer Updated 4:53 am, Thursday, June 21, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: ‘thumbnails-c’, container: ‘taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-3’, placement: ‘Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 3’, target_type: ‘mix’ }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); Spain head coach Fernando Hierro gestures as he speaks to his player Spain’s Koke during the group B match between Iran and Spain […]

At Portugal vs. Morocco, the World Cup has two faces: Cristiano Ronaldo and Sepp Blatter

At Portugal vs. Morocco, the World Cup has two faces: Cristiano Ronaldo and Sepp Blatter

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can celebrate, but it wasn’t a confidence-building win. (Carl Recine/Reuters) MOSCOW — All that is wonderful and rotten about the World Cup surfaced at sold-out Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday. We’ll begin with the good, because that is why people traveled great distances and are spending stacks of rubles to attend. It’s […]

Yanks back stellar German with 4 HRs, beat Mariners 7-2

Yanks back stellar German with 4 HRs, beat Mariners 7-2

NEW YORK (AP) In their first road test against baseball’s top team, the upstart Seattle Mariners were no match for the Yankees‘ pitching and power. Domingo German tossed two-hit ball over a career-high seven innings and Giancarlo Stanton hit one of New York’s four home runs Tuesday night in a 7-2 victory against the Mariners. […]

The Latest: Russians confirm engine fire on Saudi flight

The Latest: Russians confirm engine fire on Saudi flight

MOSCOW (AP) The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The first red card of the tournament has been awarded against Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez for handling a goal-bound shot in the area in the third minute against Japan. Shinji Kagawa slotted the resultant penalty to give Japan an early […]

Harry Kane: England's late winner 'a bit of justice' after earlier non-calls

Harry Kane: England's late winner 'a bit of justice' after earlier non-calls

Harry Kane followed up his first goal at a major competition for England with a stoppage-time winner to propel the Three Lions past Tunisia. Steve McManaman explains the importance of England’s win over Tunisia, and the FC crew rate Harry Kane’s performance in his World Cup debut. FIFA World Cup: Harry Kane (90’+1′) Tunisia 1-2 […]

Mexican World Cup fans may have sparked an 'earthquake' celebrating their team's winning goal over Germany

Mexican World Cup fans may have sparked an 'earthquake' celebrating their team's winning goal over Germany

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Mexican World Cup fans celebrating their team’s winning goal against Germany may have caused a small earthquake. Seismic monitoring agency Simmsa said it was caused “possibly by massive jumps during the goal … of Mexico in the World Cup.” At least two sensors detected the earthquake inside Mexico City at 11.32 a.m. […]

Indians' Carlos Carrasco Placed on 10-Day DL Due to Elbow Injury

Indians' Carlos Carrasco Placed on 10-Day DL Due to Elbow Injury

Tony Dejak/Associated Press The Cleveland Indians announced Sunday that they placed starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow contusion. Carrasco started the season with eight wins, including two complete games, over his first 14 starts. However, he was forced to leave his start against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday […]

Modric-inspired Croatia open with a win

Modric-inspired Croatia open with a win

​Croatia see off Nigeria 2-0 in their opening game at Russia 2018 Luka Modric lights up the encounter with a superb performance RELIVE: As it happened, stats, key events and more: #CRONGA No shots on target, one goal. The statistics at half-time during Croatia’s meeting with Nigeria reflected an opening 45 minutes shaded by the […]

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