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Russia's psychic cat Achilles picks home team for World Cup opener

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Want to know who will win the first match of the World Cup? At least that's the prediction of Achilles, a cat in St Petersburg reputed to have psychic powers. Achilles, who lives in St Petersburg's Hermitage museum, is deaf, something his minders say means he will not be easily distracted by onlookers while making his prediction.
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On Soccer: Russia Welcomes the World, for Better or Worse

On Soccer: Russia Welcomes the World, for Better or Worse

7 monthes ago   |   By NYT

Vladimir Putin saw the World Cup as a chance to showcase his country. Not everyone likes what they see.
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The U.S. will co-host the 2026 World Cup: Here's everything you need to know

7 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

MLS Commissioner Don Garber talks about the 2026 World Cup coming to North America and what it means for soccer in the United States.
Former USMNT player Taylor Twellman feels that the game will grow in popularity by hosting the 2026 World Cup in the United States.
The United States, Mexico and Canada earned a 134-65 vote win over Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup.
The World Cup is coming to North America as the United States, Mexico and Canada are confirmed as hosts of the 2026 tournament.
MOSCOW - The World Cup is coming back to North America.
The "United Bid...
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The U.S. will host the 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada after Trump eases discrimination fears

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The United States men's national team infamously failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, which starts this week in Russia. But on Wednesday, FIFA - the sport's international governing body - guaranteed that the U.S. will be an integral part of the future of global soccer when it awarded the 2026 World Cup to the combined North American bid of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. FIFA's members voted for the United Bid over Morocco's challenge, 134-65. The men's World Cup hasn't been held in North America since the United States hosted the 1994 competition, though Canada hosted the...
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World Cup 2018: Previewing Mexico's pool play with former national team goalie Oswaldo Sanchez

World Cup 2018: Previewing Mexico's pool play with former national team goalie Oswaldo Sanchez

7 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

Mexico starts off the World Cup with a difficult matchup against Germany in its opening game Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.
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World Cup: All the pressure on Russia in low-key opener

7 monthes ago   |   By The Scotsman

The World Cup is set to start and finish with games at the opposite ends of the spectrum.
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Markets turn down the volumes when the World Cup starts

Markets turn down the volumes when the World Cup starts

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and investors should be warned that financial markets tend to act like any emotional soccer fan during the matches - they go quiet and nervy and don't like losing. During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa - the last to have similarly timed matches to those in Russia - stock market trading volumes dropped an average of 55 percent when the country's teams were playing, according to a study. "People are distracted so it is bound to happen again, that would be my take," said Michael Ehrmann, the European Central Bank's head of monetary policy...
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Tactical Trends and Talking Points to Look for at the 2018 World Cup Finals

7 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The FIFA World Cup 2018's opening ceremony and fixture-Russia vs. Saudi Arabia-is fewer than 24 hours away...
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World Cup 2018: Saudi Arabia vs. Russia odds, insider picks, and expert predictions

7 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

Former MLS coach of the year Thomas Rongen picks the opening World Cup game
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Russia Vs. Saudi Arabia Odds: World Cup Hosts Favored In Opening Game

7 monthes ago   |   By NESN

We've finally reached the 2018 FIFA World Cup starting line.
Russia will take on Saudi Arabia at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday in Moscow in the opening game of the world's biggest sporting event. The matchup pits the host nation, 70th-ranked Russia, against 67th-ranked Saudi Arabia, the first team from FIFA's Asian confederation to compete in the tournament opener.
Let's look at the Russia vs. Saudi Arabia betting lines.
Current betting line :
Russia win -256
Saudi Arabia +750
Draw +330
Total goals : 2
OVER -145
Under +120
NESN.com's picks
The oddsmakers have good reason to ignore FIFA's rankings...
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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

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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 ...