World Cup

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February 12, 2019 - 2:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout "Goal!" Aiming a header to bounce off the hard field, Pele was certain the ball would creep inside the England goalkeeper's right post and threw his arms into the air to celebrate...
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January 11, 2019 - 5:41 am
The NHL and NHL Players' Association held a lengthy meeting to discuss keeping the current collective bargaining agreement past 2020 and agreed to meet again next week to continue the talks.
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July 16, 2018 - 10:07 am
By JOVANA GEC , Associated Press ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to France in the World Cup final. Tens of thousands of people wearing national red...
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July 11, 2018 - 10:19 am
By RONALD BLUM , AP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) — Female players have an equal right to have FIFA use video review for their tournament next year in France, U.S. women's coach Jill Ellis said Wednesday. FIFA is using Video Assistant Referees for the men's World Cup for the first time this year, and...
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July 11, 2018 - 10:15 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 8 p.m. Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has made only one change to his starting lineup for the World Cup semifinal against England, bringing in midfielder Marcelo Brozovic to replace forward Andrej Kramaric. Right-back Sime...
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July 10, 2018 - 12:06 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:46 p.m. It's 0-0 at halftime in the World Cup semifinal despite Belgium and France going close to scoring in the first half. With France's soccer-loving President Emmanuel Macron and Belgian King Philippe watching from the...
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July 09, 2018 - 10:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Croatia wants to spring a surprise on England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during World Cup semifinals. Pickford played just three games for England before the World Cup but has produced some key saves to help his team...
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July 06, 2018 - 4:17 pm
By BEATRICE CHRISTOFARO and MARCELO SILVA DE SOUSA , Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian fans hugged, teared up and hung their heads Friday after their national team was knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium. The stinging 2-1 defeat came just as the Selecao, as the team is known, had...
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July 05, 2018 - 11:32 am
By TALES AZZONI , AP Sports Writer SOCHI, Russia (AP) — It took an angry-looking bird to get Brazilians hooked on their World Cup mascot. The team's new mascot — a yellow canary with an angry face that represents some of the fans' frustration after having lost the World Cup at home four years ago...
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