Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary attends an official press conference on the eve of the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 18, 2018 - 2:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary says there is a "problem" with the ball being used at the World Cup and believes he and his fellow shot-stoppers are the "victims of FIFA." Three free kicks were scored in the opening...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, Brian Bowen, from South Carolina, participates in the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago. South Carolina's Frank Martin shrugs his shoulders with a "What can you do?" expression. The Gamecocks coach had made peace with the NCAA's decision that led highly regarded prospect Brian Bowen to opt for a pro career instead of staying in college. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 18, 2018 - 1:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Frank Martin understood all along he might never get to coach Brian Bowen in a game and is just happy the 6-foot-7 forward whose name is part of the federal corruption case in college basketball had the chance to spend a few months with the Gamecocks. Bowen...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:18 pm
Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, had died at age 91. Bahr died Monday in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, from complications that resulted from a broken hip, according to granddaughter Lindsey D. Bahr, a film writer for The Associated...
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Russia goalkeeper Andrei Lunyov attends Russia's official training on the eve of the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 18, 2018 - 1:03 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — With or without Mohamed Salah in the lineup, Egypt should give Russia an indication if it has any shot at making a mark in this year's World Cup. Russia dismissed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game of the tournament, but the lopsided victory failed to show if the team is actually...
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FILE - In this file photo from June 9, 2018, Egypt fans hold poster of striker Mohammed Salah during the team's final training session in Cairo before the World Cup. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
June 18, 2018 - 1:02 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now. But could the outcome of a crucial World Cup clash between the two nations damage their relations? Probably not, but as is frequently the case with soccer, Tuesday's game...
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June 18, 2018 - 11:57 am
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — In a story June 17 about Brooks Koepka winning the U.S. Open, The Associated Press reported erroneously that his winning score of 281 was 13 shots higher than last year. It was nine shots higher than last year at Erin Hills. A corrected version of the story is below: Tough...
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side's opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 18, 2018 - 11:16 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can send Morocco to an early World Cup exit on Wednesday. A second straight defeat would ensure elimination for the North African side which has not let an opposing player score in this World Cup campaign since 2015. An own goal by Morocco forward Aziz...
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Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer gestures during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 18, 2018 - 11:15 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany. Some Mexican supporters chanted the slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared to take a goal kick in the 24th minute of Sunday'...
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Japan's head coach Akira Nishino, left, and Japan's Makoto Hasebe, right, attend the official press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 18, 2018 - 10:19 am
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the country's team at the World Cup some unsettling moments. Coach Akira Nishino, who built his professional reputation coaching Gamba Osaka, said he and a number of his players...
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Iceland's Ari Skulason hugs a woman after a draw during the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 18, 2018 - 8:04 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 2:55 p.m. There was only one TV show that mattered in Iceland when the national team kicked off its first World Cup. According to figures obtained by the Icelandic FA, 99.6 percent of all people in Iceland watching television...
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