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A Chance for Putin to Woo the World, Thanks to Soccer and Trump

11 monthes ago   |   By NYT

A chain of crises made Russia's World Cup charm offensive a tough sell, but President Trump's strains with Europe improved its chances.
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Bolt: I'm an Argentina fan, we have a good chance

11 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Usain Bolt will be supporting Argentina at the World Cup and the Olympic great believes Lionel Messi can lead the nation to glory. Argentina are considered among the contenders in Russia despite struggling through qualifying, although the likes of Brazil, Spain, Germany and France are more fancied to win the showpiece event. Speaking Tuesday, Bolt said he would be supporting Messi and his team-mates as Argentina - drawn with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D - look for a first World Cup crown since 1986.
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Why is the United States not at the 2018 World Cup? A timeline of USMNT's qualifying disaster

11 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

With the World Cup about to kick off, a lot of Americans are about to commence their quadrennial tradition of following international soccer. However, once you start paying attention to the coverage (or maybe you already have if you're not a casual fan), you may notice something off. No one is talking about the United States. The reason is simple, so don't overthink it: The United States didn't qualify for the World Cup in Russia this year. So how did this happen after the United States made it to the round of 16 in 2014? What happened in four years that caused the United States to fail to...
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How has soccer changed since the 2014 World Cup?

11 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarker

“Show the world you can be better than Messi”, said Germany manager Joachim Low when he subbed on then 22-year-Mario Gotze in the 88th minute of the 2014 World Cup Final against Argentina. Gotze's match winning goal in the 113th minute off Andre Schurrle's cross was the culmination of a generation of grassroots football foresight and planning. But in an example of how fast the game moves in four years, neither the 26-year-old Gotze nor the 27-year-old Schurrle were named to the current Germany side after each struggled with fitness and form in their years since their Brazil moment.Belgium...
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Ryan Saunders To Remain Timberwolves' Head Coach

Ryan Saunders To Remain Timberwolves' Head Coach

Despite opening up their search for a permanent head coach last week, the Timberwolves are prepared to remove Ryan Saunders ‘ interim title and retain him going forward... Read more ...

Toe Poke Daily: Neymar skips PSG teammate Mbappe's award wins; spends...

Toe Poke Daily: Neymar skips PSG teammate Mbappe's award wins; spends evening with Rihanna

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo managed to clip his son's head with the Serie A trophy during the club's title celebrations on Sunday. Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe picked up... Read more ...

Kroos signs Madrid contract extension to 2023

Kroos signs Madrid contract extension to 2023

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti shares his best solution for both Real Madrid and Gareth Bale to part ways following his underwhelming season. Real Madrid's season ended with a fizzle... Read more ...

PGA Championship 2019: Dustin Johnson comes up just short of completing comeback

PGA Championship 2019: Dustin Johnson comes up just short of completing comeback

While Johnson was distancing himself from the crowded field that was vying for second place, he came heartbreakingly close to a victory. Read more ...

Kompany leaving Man City after 11 trophy-filled seasons

Kompany leaving Man City after 11 trophy-filled seasons

Vincent Kompany, one of the pillars behind Manchester City's rise as the major force in English soccer, said Sunday he was leaving the club after 11 seasons to become... Read more ...

Guijarro named in Spain's women's World Cup squad

Guijarro named in Spain's women's World Cup squad

BARCELONA, May 20 - Patri Guijarro was a surprise inclusion in Jorge Vilda's Spain squad for next month's women's World Cup in France which was announced on Monday. The... Read more ...

Neymar, Brazil boss to discuss indiscipline issues

Neymar, Brazil boss to discuss indiscipline issues

PSG received goals from Ángel Di María, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappé in their 4-0 rout of Dijon FCO. Ross Dyer and Steve Nicol share their thoughts on the latest transfer... Read more ...

Post Up: Kawhi Leonard Scores 36 Points in Double-Overtime Win Over Bucks

Post Up: Kawhi Leonard Scores 36 Points in Double-Overtime Win Over Bucks

Raptors 118, Bucks 112 Kawhi Leonard, despite grimacing in pain throughout the game, wasn't going to let his team go down 3-0. Leonard came up big down the stretch, finishing... Read more ...

Toronto Raptors get double-overtime Game 3 NBA playoff win over Milwaukee Bucks

Toronto Raptors get double-overtime Game 3 NBA playoff win over Milwaukee Bucks

The Raptors found life in the Eastern Conference finals, avoiding a disastrous 3-0 series deficit with a double-overtime win over the Bucks. Read more ...

NFL spring meeting 2019: Pass interference is on the owners' agenda again

NFL spring meeting 2019: Pass interference is on the owners' agenda again

The Chiefs' proposal to change overtime also could be revisited after the issue was tabled at the league's annual meetings in March. Read more ...