Soccer

Can Ronaldo carry Portugal to World Cup glory?

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo is likely past his prime at age 33, but he's still in fine form and is the biggest reason Portugal could win it all in Russia.
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World Cup Begins Without The U.S. Men's Team

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The United States is among the notable no-shows for the month-long World Cup tournament. It's the first time since 1986 the U.S. men haven't qualified for their sport's biggest event. Soccer officials say they are moving on from criticism and controversy to get the men's national team back on track. But some wonder whether they're focusing on what really needs to be fixed - from improving coaching to broadening the appeal of the sport at the youth level - to put the American team back on the world stage. Still stings It's been eight months since the disastrous match where Trinidad and...
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World Cup fever hits UN as ambassadors don their nations' soccer shirts

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Russia, so often seen as a bad actor in the international arena, got a break Thursday at the United Nations and throughout the universe as World Cup fever began. Standing next to U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley wearing her U.S. soccer shirt, Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia looked to be enjoying the occasion as he hosted a team picture with the 15 members of the U.N. Security Council, who also donned their nations' jerseys. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, a Portuguese national, entered the Security Council chamber blowing a whistle and wearing a traditional black referee's shirt...
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On Soccer: For Russia, Five Goals and One Big Sigh of Relief

7 monthes ago   |   By NYT

Aleksandr Golovin scored a goal and helped create three others as Russia reassured its doubters by opening the 2018 World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.
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Soccer fans could pay around $1,000 to complete the official World Cup 2018 sticker collection

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Italian manufacturer Panini is once again the architect of the latest official sticker album and has been producing collections since 1961. It is estimated that you would have to purchase 967 sticker packets to complete the collection, with a total of 4,832 stickers costing nearly $1,000. The traditional sticker album has also been upgraded to the digital age - this edition also comes in app form.
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Russian hopes, fears tied up in Putin's showcase World Cup

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off Thursday is about much more than sports. It's about proving to the world that Russia is a global power broker and not an outcast, that it's an open, confident and generous nation - and not an isolated, repressive place hobbled by sanctions.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins FIFA World Cup Tonight | FIFA WORLD CUP TONIGHT

Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins FIFA World Cup Tonight | FIFA WORLD CUP TONIGHT

7 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

LA Galaxy forward and former member of the Swedish national team, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, joins FIFA World Cup Tonight to discuss: Not playing in the tournament, his prediction and much more.
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2026 World Cup annoucement is like "rocket fuel" for soccer's popularity in America

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Just one day before the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia without a U.S. team in play, American soccer fans still had a reason to rejoice. FIFA, world soccer's governing body, announced Wednesday morning that a combined bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico had won the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup. For TV host, podcaster and one-half of the soccer-obsessed "Men In Blazers," Roger Bennett, the news means soccer may finally become of America's favorite sports. He could not be happier about it. 2018 FIFA World Cup: How to watch every team, every game "Think of the World Cup like a...
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Warriors score NBA-record 51 points in 1st quarter

Warriors score NBA-record 51 points in 1st quarter

The Golden State Warriors scored an NBA-record 51 points in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. Read more ...

Jimmy Butler on 76ers' win over Timberwolves: 'I like the fact that we beat...

Jimmy Butler on 76ers' win over Timberwolves: 'I like the fact that we beat them'

“I do want to beat those guys, but I want to beat every team, that's for sure,” Butler said. “Like I said, a win at home is always good." Read more ...

LSU cruises past No. 18 Ole Miss 83-69; 3-0 in SEC

LSU cruises past No. 18 Ole Miss 83-69; 3-0 in SEC

Tremont Waters scored 20 points, Kavell Bigby-Williams had 14 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and LSU beat No. 18 Mississippi 83-69 Read more ...

Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell announces he is transferring to Miami

Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell announces he is transferring to Miami

The Hurricanes have already landed two high-profile transfers in the weeks since Manny Diaz took over as coach. Now, they have added another - at a position of dire need... Read more ...

Aggressive 2nd period for Dallas, Lightning top Stars 2-0

Aggressive 2nd period for Dallas, Lightning top Stars 2-0

Four of the Dallas power-play chances came in the second period with Vasilevskiy protecting a 1-0 lead. Read more ...

Mike Hoffman on loss to Canadiens: ‘We didn't capitalize on chances'

Mike Hoffman on loss to Canadiens: ‘We didn't capitalize on chances'

Florida Panthers' forward Mike Hoffman on what changed the Cats' momentum, as he reflects on the loss to the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night. Read more ...

John Wetteland's troubled post-MLB career: ‘Suicide' scare, Nationals firing

John Wetteland's troubled post-MLB career: ‘Suicide' scare, Nationals firing

John Wetteland's arrest on charges of child sex abuse is the worst turn for the former star Yankees and Rangers closer, who has faced troubles since retiring after the 2000... Read more ...

Michigan assistant got 'butt chewed out' for 20 minutes by Nick Saban when...

Michigan assistant got 'butt chewed out' for 20 minutes by Nick Saban when he left Alabama

SportsPulse: Miss college football action already? Well, Trysta Krick and Paul Myerberg tell us what to look forward to next season. New Michigan offensive coordinator Josh... Read more ...

LaMelo Ball & SPIRE Win HEATED Battle vs Brush 😤

LaMelo Ball & SPIRE Win HEATED Battle vs Brush 😤

After a fight and ejection, SPIRE came way with a 82-61 victory against previously undefeated Brush on Tuesday. LaMelo Ball scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and... Read more ...

Blues pick up a point but drop game 2-1 in OT to Islanders

Blues pick up a point but drop game 2-1 in OT to Islanders

The New York Islanders beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night for their 12th win in 15 games. Read more ...