SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's soccer association is unsure whether its World Cup qualifier against North Korea next month will take place in Pyongyang or on a neutral ground.The Seoul-based KFA said it hadn't yet received ...
Sep 18, 2019
BEIJING - Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about ...
Sep 16, 2019
BEIJING - Fiba will look at adjusting travel demands on teams at the next World Cup, after this tournament in China led to many complaints about the distances that nations participating in the knockout stages had to cover without much time to prepare ...
Sep 15, 2019
SAO PAULO - More than 40,000 Brazilian fans showed up on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) to see Dani Alves join his boyhood club Sao Paulo FC.The former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain defender said the move aims to keep ...
Aug 7, 2019
NEW YORK - Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has scored again, this time with a book deal.Penguin Press announced Thursday (Friday, Manila time) that Rapinoe's book, currently untitled, will be published in Fall 2020. Penguin is calling the book a "perfect ...
Jul 26, 2019
By DEMETRIS NELLASATHENS, Greece - Giannis Antetokounmpo will play for Greece at this year's basketball World Cup in China, saying Friday he can play any position.The Milwaukee Bucks player and NBA MVP said he hasn't "talked to the ...
Jun 28, 2019
FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and logistical complexities of using another Persian Gulf nation.FIFA President Gianni Infantino's hopes of expanding ...
May 23, 2019
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina star Lionel Messi admitted on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) to being upset with constant criticism in his homeland, saying in an interview that even his 6-year-old son asks why his countrymen attack his performances for the ...
Mar 30, 2019
MADRID - Lionel Messi's international return didn't do much to help Argentina regain top form.Messi was back on Friday for the first time since the 2018 World Cup but couldn't stop his team losing 3-1 ...
Mar 23, 2019
LONDON - A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams by using at least one of Qatar's neighbors as an additional host, and found there is a low legal risk to changing the format and ...
Mar 12, 2019
ZURICH - Qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup will begin in Asia in June, though political tensions between Qatar and its neighbors means FIFA's push to expand the tournament is still uncertain.FIFA's committee for organizing competitions confirmed ...
Mar 5, 2019
LONDON - 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 ...
Feb 13, 2019
LINDSEY Vonn transcended her sport in a way only a handful of Olympic athletes could even imagine. She was about more than skiing. She was about more than medals. She was about more than winning.She was often in the spotlight, appearing ...
Feb 2, 2019
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Former Czechoslovakia striker Jozef Adamec, the youngest member of the team beaten 3-1 by Brazil in the final of the 1962 World Cup in Chile, has died. He was 76.The Slovak football association says Adamec died on Monday ...
Dec 24, 2018
BATANG Gilas bucked a listless second-quarter showing to trump Bahrain, 67-52, and clinch a semifinal seat in the 2018 Fiba Under-18 Asian Championship on Thursday at Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.Kai Sotto scored 10 of his 21 points ...
Aug 9, 2018
SAO PAULO - Neymar's decision to use a sponsored advert to admit he sometimes overreacted to fouls at the World Cup has backfired, with Brazilian marketing experts saying it had made the Paris Saint-Germain striker's image even worse. ...
Jul 31, 2018
SAO PAULO - Neymar said he isn't upset with critics who have made fun of his apparent theatrics during the World Cup in Russia.At an auction on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) organized by Neymar Jr. institute, the striker appeared in ...
Jul 20, 2018
PETERSBURG, Russia - Kylian Mbappe's breakout performances, 12 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar's dives.Here is a look at the records set and broken during the World Cup in Russia, and what it tells ...
Jul 16, 2018
MOSCOW - Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest.The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score ...
Jul 15, 2018
MOSCOW - Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women.Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been ...
Jul 15, 2018
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