Soccer

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
June 25, 2018 - 1:18 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA has fined three Switzerland players for making hand gestures of an Albanian national symbol to celebrate World Cup goals against Serbia, and cleared them to continue playing. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri received a warning and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) for...
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Spain's players smile during the official training on the eve of the group B match between Morocco and Spain at the Mirny stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 25, 2018 - 1:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Fernando Hierro has made one change to his Spain lineup for its World Cup Group B game against already-eliminated Morocco, bringing in Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara for Lucas Vazquez.Morocco, which lost its first two...
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Nigeria's players attend official training in St.Petersburg, Monday, June 25, 2018 on the eve of the group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Saint Petersburg Arena. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 25, 2018 - 12:17 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — If Lionel Messi needed extra motivation for Argentina's crucial World Cup game against Nigeria, then an opposing player may have just given him some. Argentina will be eliminated unless it beats the African team in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, with speculation that the...
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Portugal head coach Fernando Santos listens to questions during a news conference on the eve of the group B match between Portugal and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena stadium in Saransk, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 25, 2018 - 10:35 am
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Iranian fans surrounded the hotel where Portugal's national team is based, making loud noises for several hours overnight in an attempt to disrupt their opponents' sleep before a decisive World Cup match later Monday. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was filmed by...
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Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa celebrates after the group F match between Mexico and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 25, 2018 - 5:52 am
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Seven teams have won their first two World Cup matches, and six of them are through to the next round. The exception is Mexico. El Tri still may need points to secure a place in the round of 16 for a seventh consecutive World Cup. Victories over defending champion...
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Urugay's players exercise during Uruguay's official training on the eve of the group A match between Russia and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 25, 2018 - 5:22 am
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — With Russia set to play Uruguay in a heat wave, authorities in Samara say they'll be distributing free drinking water at the stadium. The local government is warning temperatures could hit 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) at the Samara Arena around the time of the...
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In this image made from video taken Sunday, June 24, 2018, rescue teams gather at the entrance of a deep cave where a group of boys went missing in Chang Rai, northern Thailand. Officials say multiple attempts to locate the 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for nearly two days have failed, but that they will keep trying. (TPBS via AP)
June 25, 2018 - 4:28 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Multiple attempts to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand for nearly two days have failed, but officials said Monday they believe they're still alive. The boys, aged 11-15, are believed to have entered the Tham Luang Nang Non...
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June 24, 2018 - 11:28 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Rescuers are planning a second attempt to try to get through a small, flooded passage inside a Thai cave to search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who entered the cave two days ago. An official in the forest park in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai province said the divers were...
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Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein, right, receives Britain's Prince William after his arrival at Marka Airport in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Britain's Prince William has kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. He plans to meet with young people, refugees and political leaders in a tumultuous region Britain had controlled between the two world wars. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
June 24, 2018 - 11:21 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince William on Sunday praised "historic ties and friendship" with Jordan and the kingdom's commitment to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as he began a historic five-day tour that also includes Israel and the Palestinian territories. Though billed as non-political...
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Spain's players smile during the official training on the eve of the group B match between Morocco and Spain at the Mirny stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 24, 2018 - 6:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Portugal and Spain want routine victories to lock up its place in the knockout rounds. The first day of simultaneous matches at the tournament Monday includes Portugal playing Iran at the same time its neighbor and...
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