MOSCOW (AP) — When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their jumping and cheering fans in their iconic red-and-white checkered jerseys. Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute and Croatia shocked England, rallying for 2-1 victory Wednesday. Defender […]
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Basketball Australia says world governing body FIBA will enter “new territory” when it investigates a bench-clearing brawl during Australia’s World Cup qualifying match against the Philippines Monday. It would not rule out criminal charges being laid. Thirteen players, including Australia’s Sudan-born Thon Maker — the Milwaukee Bucks center — were ejected […]
MOSCOW (AP) — The impact to his head was so violent that Noureddine Amrabat can’t remember the World Cup match at all, even though he was playing in it. “Five, six hours, gone. Totally gone,” the Morocco midfielder said of the concussion sustained in his team’s opening match against Iran. “When you think about it, […]
Dave & Skradie talk about a completely false article claiming you’d be given 7 reason to actually watch the World Cup. As it turns out, the fellas don’t think even a single one of those reasons would be enough to compel a viewing of soccer game.
MOSCOW (AP) — The United States was able to celebrate a World Cup victory in Russia after all. Thanks to assistance from the host nation. For all the geopolitical tensions between the superpowers, Russia had no qualms about pressing the electronic keypads to select the joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico over […]