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World Cup odds and predictions 2018: Advanced computer model picks winners of each group

7 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

David Sumpter's advanced model picks which countries will advance past the group stage
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Height effect: Argentina sizes up Iceland at World Cup

Height effect: Argentina sizes up Iceland at World Cup

7 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

BRONNITSY, Russia In theory, two-time World Cup champion Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing Iceland, which is making its first appearance at the tournament. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the height effect.
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Who are Africa's best bet to reach the World Cup Last 16?

7 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

Despite having Spain and Portugal in their group, Ed Dove highlights some of the key reasons Morocco could surprise a few people at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
On the eve of the World Cup, KweseESPN's Ed Dove assesses the African teams' chances of escaping their respective groups.
Africa's teams begin their World Cup campaigns with ambitions to become the first continental representatives in the semi final, yet escaping their respective groups would represent an admirable achievement for the continent's quintet.
Indeed, while at least two of the sides can be realistically confident in...
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Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

7 monthes ago   |   By Seattle Pi

MOSCOW - A senior Russian lawmaker advised Russian women Wednesday to be vigilant during any romantic encounters with foreign fans flocking to Russia for the World Cup so as not to end up raising their children alone.
Tamara Pletnyova, the head of a parliamentary committee on family matters, said in an interview with the Govorit Moskva radio station that she hopes Russian women will decide against casual relationships with foreign spectators that may end up in unplanned pregnancies.
Tens of thousands of foreign fans are heading to Russia for the tournament, which kicks off Thursday. FIFA...
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Additional content 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Additional content 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

7 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports


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World Cup and VAR: Why FIFA referees are making TV box signal with their hands during Russia 2018 games

7 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

The official motion for VAR is the referee making the outline of a rectangle with the index fingers
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Mbappe, Rashford & the 20 youngest players at World Cup 2018

Mbappe, Rashford & the 20 youngest players at World Cup 2018

7 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

This year's tournament offers an opportunity for some of the game's rising stars to shine, but who are the youngest footballers in Russia?
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World Cup 2018: Football showpiece set to begin in Russia

7 monthes ago   |   By BBC

The 2018 World Cup starts on Thursday, when hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia in Moscow in the first of 64 games over 32 days.
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Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina ready to light up the World Cup Opening Ceremony

7 monthes ago   |   By FIFA

Before they take centre stage at the first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup the two star performers tell us what it means to performing at the greatest show on earth.
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World Cup To Kick Off With TV Audience Of 3.4B Expected - Deadline's Guide To The Soccer Tournament

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Some 3.4 billion people - almost half of the world's 7.6B population - is expected to watch the FIFA World Cup that starts Thursday, as the soccer tournament, which takes place this year in Russia, remains one of the world's most popular media events.
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Percent chances of World Cup win; group stage progress

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Maybe Thomas Lemar's proposed move bodes well for Antoine Griezmann's future at Atletico Madrid. Then again maybe his French teammate's future doesn't have anything to do with his status, but a soon-to-be changing release clause. And thanks to Griezmann's breaking his plan to declare his club future before the World Cup, we seemingly won't have clarity until at least July 1. Griezmann, 27, had been whispered as a transfer target of nearly every big club on Earth for several seasons, with Barcelona the latest and most often linked to the Frenchman. But Griezmann said Tuesday he had nothing...
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In-depth coverage of 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sportsnet.ca

In-depth coverage of 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sportsnet.ca

7 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

If you're a soccer fan, this is going to be like a month of Christmas mornings, as the biggest sporting event on the planet is set to kick off.
Sportsnet.ca is your home for up to the minute and in-depth coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, featuring all of the latest news, timely analysis, features, blogs, podcasts, photo galleries and so much more. Check out our World Cup home page by CLICKING HERE .
2018 World Cup coverage on Sportsnet
The FIFA World Cup in Russia runs from June 14 to July 15, and Sportsnet.ca will have in-depth daily coverage.
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EXTRA TIME: Ahmed Musa purchases 2018 Range Rover Velar

EXTRA TIME: Ahmed Musa purchases 2018 Range Rover Velar

7 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

The 25-year-old forward added a new set of wheels to his garage just before the commencement of the World Cup in Russia
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Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

7 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

Senior Russian lawmaker warns local women against casual relationships with foreign soccer fans coming to Russia for the World Cup
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Grozny is a World Cup home away from home for Egypt squad

7 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

GROZNY, Russia The Egypt squad in Russia for its first World Cup since 1990 has a nickname besides the Pharaohs.
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Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

7 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

MOSCOW A senior Russian lawmaker advised Russian women Wednesday to be vigilant during any romantic encounters with foreign fans flocking to Russia for the World Cup so as not to end up raising their children alone.
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Video: It's time for Brazil to win World Cup - Ronaldo

Video: It's time for Brazil to win World Cup - Ronaldo

7 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

Former striker Ronaldo believes Brazil will end their wait for a World Cup this year in Russia
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Iran's Football World Cup Preparations Beset By Sanctions And Other Political Squabbles

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

International politics have again intruded into Iran's preparations for the football World Cup, which starts in Russia on June 14, with US-based Nike saying it is unable to supply football boots to the team due to US sanctions. "U.S. sanctions mean that, as a U.S. company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian national team at this time," the company said in a statement reported by ESPN. Iran's manager Carlos Queiroz called the move “ridiculous and unnecessary” and called on Nike to apologise. The Iranian Football Federation has also called on Fifa, the sport's governing body...
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Printable World Cup bracket: Make your Russia 2018 predictions before the start of the group stage

7 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

Germany begins its title defense of the FIFA World Cup Trophy this year
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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 ...