HAD the chance to ask Efren 'Bata' Reyes, Jr. that question back when he was still very active in the world pool circuit in the early 2000s, as he sat outside a hotel in downtown Taipei waiting for the ride ...
May 10, 2020
PASADENA, California - Mexico opened its World Cup preparations with a scoreless draw against Wales at the Rose Bowl on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time), but El Tri showed it has plenty more to offer in Russia than the score might indicate.Playing ...
May 29, 2018
BELGRADE, Serbia - Aleksandar Mitrovic denied a weakened Wales from going home with three points after scoring for Serbia to secure a 1-1 draw in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.Newcastle forward Mitrovic collected a backheel before equalizing in the ...
Jun 12, 2017
IRELAND seized control of its World Cup qualifying group on Saturday, beating Austria, 1-0, away then seeing rivals Wales and Serbia share the points after a dramatic end to their 1-1 draw in Cardiff.James McClean's 48th-minute ...
Nov 13, 2016
CARDIFF, Wales - Wales and its star forward Gareth Bale hit a first major bump on the road to the 2018 World Cup on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).Perhaps unsurprisingly for the Welsh, it was Georgia dealing the blow.The Georgians haven' ...
Oct 10, 2016
ZURICH - Brazil's victories in World Cup qualifying this month lifted it from ninth to No. 4 in the FIFA rankings, which Argentina still lead.Brazil beat Ecuador and Colombia, which is tied for fourth place, to make the biggest move ...
Sep 16, 2016
CARDIFF, Wales - Gareth Bale set Wales on the path to reaching its first World Cup since 1958 with a double strike and an assist in a 4-0 victory over Moldova at the start of qualifying on Monday.The empathic display, albeit ...
Sep 6, 2016
LYON, France - Cristiano Ronaldo upstaged Gareth Bale to propel Portugal into its second European Championship final, scoring a thumping header and then setting up Nani's goal in a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).The goals ...
Jul 7, 2016
BORDEAUX, France - Despite missing more penalties in one shootout than it had done in 40 years of taking spot-kicks after extra time, Germany still managed to end its curse against Italy.Thomas Mueller, Mesut Ozil and Bastian Schweinsteiger all missed in ...
Jul 3, 2016
LILLE, France - On the greatest night in its soccer history, Wales swept past the world's No. 2-ranked team at the European Championship on Friday.Wales stormed back from a rough start to beat Belgium 3-1 in a pulsating ...
Jul 2, 2016
PARIS - Wearing a red shirt and white shorts just like daddy, Alba Violet Bale danced around the Parc de Princes field in celebration with her father.The 3-year-old girl hasn't been seeing much of Gareth Bale lately, and ...
Jun 26, 2016
TOULOUSE, France - Gareth Bale made it three goals in three games as Wales overwhelmed Russia, 3-0, on Monday to reach the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time.Playing in its first major tournament since the 1958 World ...
Jun 21, 2016
LENS, France - Jamie Vardy equalized with his third touch of the ball. Daniel Sturridge scored the winning goal in the first minute of injury time.England's halftime substitutes came up big.Emboldened by some aggressive changes by coach Roy Hodgson, ...
Jun 17, 2016
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