GERMANY flirted with defeat for a second straight European Championship qualifier before Marcel Halstenberg's first international goal lifted the team to a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland on Monday.Coming off a 4-2 loss to the Netherlands, Germany&# ...
Sep 10, 2019
NBA
LAS VEGAS - The NBA's decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the 2019 Basketball World Cup.China struggled to beat ...
Jul 13, 2019
LAS VEGAS - NBA Summer League is going international this year.The Chinese and Croatian national teams will join all 30 NBA clubs at this year's tournament in Las Vegas, taking place from July 5 through July 15. China sent a ...
Mar 21, 2019
MADRID - Defending champion Croatia will meet Rafael Nadal's Spain in the first edition of the revamped Davis Cup Finals in November.Russia also was drawn into the same three-nation group for the inaugural 18-team tournament that will be ...
Feb 15, 2019
LILLE, France - France captain Yannick Noah's gamble on players and court surface backfired against Croatia in the Davis Cup final on Friday.Noah chose Jeremy Chardy and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to meet Croatia on indoor clay, and they were thrashed ...
Nov 24, 2018
DEPRIVED of a seat inside the stadium through no fault of their own, a small band of loyal England supporters watched the game from a hilltop overlooking the virtually empty ground.There wasn't much to see.England and Croatia played ...
Oct 13, 2018
MADRID - Luis Enrique couldn't have asked for a much better start as coach of Spain's national team. Two matches, two convincing wins against top opponents in the Uefa Nations League.Spain followed its gritty 2-1 win against ...
Sep 12, 2018
MOSCOW - Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian ...
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 - A billion-dollar assembly of stars makes France the favorite for the World Cup final, a scenario that Dejan Lovren is pitching as perfect for Croatia's biggest ever game."We love to be the underdogs," Lovren said in the ...
Jul 13, 2018
MOSCOW - Harry Kane will likely come home from the World Cup with the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer and a burnished reputation as a feared forward.Had Kane added to his six goals in Russia with either of ...
Jul 12, 2018
MOSCOW - On both ends of the field, Sime Vrsaljko got the job done.The Croatia defender set up the equalizer in the second half and then saved a likely goal by clearing a shot off the line in the first half of ...
Jul 12, 2018
SOCHI, Russia - Nyet this time.Although Russia made it further at this year's World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw.The ...
Jul 7, 2018
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia - Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years.With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the ...
Jun 22, 2018
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia - Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic's analysis of the World Cup game against Argentina required a double take.He said on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that Argentina would be the "easiest game" for the Croatians in the group stage. ...
Jun 21, 2018
BRONNITSY, Russia - Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major changes to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup match.In the team's first training session since a disappointing 1-1 draw against Iceland, Sampaoli tried a different ...
Jun 19, 2018
KALININGRAD, Russia - Even in a more defensive role, Luka Modric can still lead the attack.The Croatia midfielder scored one goal and set up the other in his team's 2-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday at the World Cup ( ...
Jun 17, 2018
BOCAUE - European teams threw their weight around on Day One of competitions in the 2018 Fiba 3x3 World Cup Friday at Philippine Arena.Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Croatia all came out unscathed as they held the top spots in their respective groups. ...
Jun 8, 2018
LIVERPOOL, England - Only three months ago, Brazil striker Neymar was on an operating table and in danger of missing the World Cup in Russia.Those fears largely disappeared on Sunday when Neymar returned to action with smart dribbling, fluent passing and an ...
Jun 4, 2018
BATANG Gilas may have returned to the world stage but the Philippine team faces an uphill climb after ending up in a tough group following the official draw results on Monday of the Fiba Under-17 World Cup set on June 30 ...
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