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

4 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

4 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

4 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?

4 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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Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr. slams Red Sox past Astros in Game 3

Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr. slams Red Sox past Astros in Game 3

Jackie Bradley Jr.'s eighth inning grand slam helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 8-2 in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday in Houston. Read more ...

Red Sox bash host Astros to capture Game 3 of the ALCS

Red Sox bash host Astros to capture Game 3 of the ALCS

HOUSTON - These Red Sox seem to treat imposing road locales with the same laissez-faire attitude that Rocky Balboa treated Russia when he took on Ivan Drago. Fresh off their... Read more ...

Surprising Maryland excels under unusual circumstances

Surprising Maryland excels under unusual circumstances

Maryland experiences success while coping with the death of a teammate and adjusting to interim head coach Matt Canada Read more ...

Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon sets franchise record for longest season-opening...

Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon sets franchise record for longest season-opening goal streak

Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal in his sixth straight game, breaking the Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques record for longest season-opening goal streak at six games. Read more ...

France beat Germany as Ukraine, Georgia and Gibraltar celebrate

France beat Germany as Ukraine, Georgia and Gibraltar celebrate

France come from behind to end Germany's Finals ambitions as Ukraine and Georgia sealed promotion. Read more ...

Tatum leads Celtics over 76ers in NBA season opener

Tatum leads Celtics over 76ers in NBA season opener

Jayson Tatum scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds while reserve Marcus Morris added 16 points as the Boston Celtics ripped Philadelphia 105-87 in the 2018-19 NBA season... Read more ...

Scott Stinson: Nick Nurse departs from tradition, team still in ‘testing...

Scott Stinson: Nick Nurse departs from tradition, team still in ‘testing process' as training camp period ends

TORONTO - When the NBA Finals finished in June and the Golden State Warriors had thumped the Cleveland Cavaliers, again, the result was almost immediately considered... Read more ...

Tony Kemp's catch becomes debate topic in Astros-Red Sox ALCS Game 3

Tony Kemp's catch becomes debate topic in Astros-Red Sox ALCS Game 3

The Houston outfielder used his entire 5-6 frame to pull down a drive by Boston's Steve Pearce. Did Kemp get help from the scoreboard behind him? Well. . . Read more ...

Three takeaways from the Celtics' opening-night win over the 76ers

Three takeaways from the Celtics' opening-night win over the 76ers

The Celtics made the first move toward earning their place as Eastern Conference favorites with a win over the 76ers on opening night. Read more ...

The Warriors Receive Their 2018 NBA Championship Rings

The Warriors Receive Their 2018 NBA Championship Rings

New season, new hardware for the Golden State Warriors . Before their opening-night game against the Thunder on Tuesday, the Warriors were presented with their 2018... Read more ...