Soccer

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

7 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

7 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

7 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?

7 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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MLB hot stove: Yankees, Adam Ottavino reportedly agree to 3-year deal

MLB hot stove: Yankees, Adam Ottavino reportedly agree to 3-year deal

New York added another strikeout specialist to a bullpen already brimming with them. Read more ...

Barcelona vs Levante Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and...

Barcelona vs Levante Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

Barca have won the tournament in each of the last four seasons and we are backing them to claim victory at Camp Nou against the side from Valencia Read more ...

Shannon Sharpe isn't buying Andy Reid's comments about seeing no decline in...

Shannon Sharpe isn't buying Andy Reid's comments about seeing no decline in Tom Brady

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Chris Broussard responds to Kyrie Irving's call to LeBron apologizing and...

Chris Broussard responds to Kyrie Irving's call to LeBron apologizing and asking about leadership

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Emery unsure on Mislintat's future in difficult transfer window for Arsenal

Emery unsure on Mislintat's future in difficult transfer window for Arsenal

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Rams can't beat Saints if they don't hide Marcus Peters from Michael Thomas

Rams can't beat Saints if they don't hide Marcus Peters from Michael Thomas

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Too-early college football 2019 All-America team

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Pistons' Blake Griffin fined $15K for verbal abuse of a game official

Pistons' Blake Griffin fined $15K for verbal abuse of a game official

The incident occurred at the conclusion of Detroit's 100-94 loss to the Jazz on Monday. Read more ...