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Back to harsh reality for valiant Croatia

It was a dream run that came agonizingly close to being crowned with a World Cup title but for Croatia now comes a return to a harsh soccer reality of sketchy infrastructure and scandals....

July 17, 2018, Tuesday

Argentina, Sampaoli part ways

Jorge Sampaoli has left his position as Argentina coach after a disappointing World Cup in which the South Americans were eliminated in the last 16 by eventual champion France....

July 17, 2018, Tuesday

WCup win gives France a big boost

With the golden World Cup trophy in hand, France’s victorious national team returned home to a grand “Merci!...

July 17, 2018, Tuesday

Guangzhou banking on Brazil duo

CHAMPION Guangzhou Evergrande will aim to reignite its challenge for an eighth successive Chinese Super League title this week buoyed by new arrivals Paulinho and Anderson Talisca as the title race resumes. Fabio ...

July 17, 2018, Tuesday

Kim, Thidapa bask in maiden title triumphs

AMERICAN Michael Kim cruised to his first PGA Tour victory and a trip to the British Open with a runaway win at the John Deere Classic on Sunday. Kim birdied his first three holes and was never challenged ...

July 17, 2018, Tuesday

Serena climbs 153 spots in WTA rankings to No. 28

Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30....

July 17, 2018, Tuesday

Joshua to fight Povetkin

Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia in London on September 22....

July 17, 2018, Tuesday

More surgery for Hadlee

New Zealand bowling great Richard Hadlee is to undergo another operation after tests showed a secondary cancer was found in his liver, his wife said yesterday....

July 17, 2018, Tuesday

France on top of the world

France players celebrate winning the World Cup with coach Didier Deschamps following their 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow yesterday. France won its second World Cup title in a match that was interrupted by a pitch invasion in the second half. Nineteen-year-old Kylian Mbappe became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Pele, who scored two when Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in 1958. Mbappe put France ahead 4-1 when he scored in the 64th minute. Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann also scored but France took the lead in the 18th when Croatia’s tallest outfield player, 1.9-meter forward Mario Mandzukic, rose to meet Griezmann’s free kick with the top of his head and inadvertently sent it past his own goalkeeper. Perisic and Mandzukic scored for Croatia, which was also beaten by France in the semifinals in its first World Cup appearance in 1998. ...

July 16, 2018, Monday

Novak rules at Wimbledon again

NOVAK Djokovic claimed a fourth Wimbledon title in ruthless fashion as he beat giant South African Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on a sweltering Centre Court at the All England Club yesterday. After ...

July 16, 2018, Monday


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