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UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 8:45 a.m.

Brazil scores late to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at World Cup

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored injury-time goals to help Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup. Coutinho poked the ball past goalkeeper Keylor Navas in the first minute …


Argentina conquered, Croatia’s next task to avoid ‘euphoria’

Croatia swept aside Lionel Messi and Argentina at the World Cup and its next challenge is to stay grounded. The 3-0 victory over Argentina was one of the most compelling …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Lionel Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. The 2014 runners-up were …


France defense excels in 1-0 victory over Peru in Group C

France proved it also has class in defense. Didier Deschamps has a forward line bursting with skill, speed and goals but Peru coach Ricardo Gareca looked at the other end …


Christian Eriksen scores his 1st goal in Russia, but Denmark draws

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen scored his first goal of the World Cup in the opening minutes against Australia but ultimately the Danes settled for a 1-1 draw. It was the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

Kylian Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru

Kylian Mbappe’s first World Cup goal put France into the round of 16. The teenage forward tapped in a ball headed toward goal in the 34th minute to give France …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

Mile Jedinak’s penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup. Christian Eriksen scored in the opening minutes for Denmark. But Jussuf Poulsen’s …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 2:56 p.m.

Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup

Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran at the World Cup. Costa broke the deadlock in the 54th minute after being set …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo is turning this into his World Cup with a goatee and goals. He has rivaled Lionel Messi for a decade for soccer supremacy, the sport’s version of Ali …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

Luis Suarez sends Uruguay, and Russia, to last 16 at World Cup with win over Saudi Arabia

Luis Suarez put both Uruguay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time. Suarez scored the winning …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 9:11 a.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated from World Cup

Off the top of his head, Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet another goal, set a European record and eliminated Morocco from the World Cup.


Raised in Madrid, Denis Cheryshev becomes Russia’s World Cup star

Denis Cheryshev had been the odd man out in Russia’s team. Now he’s the breakout star and tied with Cristiano Ronaldo as the World Cup’s top scorer. Cheryshev was raised …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1

Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 2:02 p.m.

Senegal saves Africa from embarrassment at World Cup

Senegal is leading the way for African teams at the World Cup. Its 2-1 victory against Poland was the first for a team from Africa at the 2018 tournament. Only …


Colombia remains ‘united,’ backs Carlos Sanchez after red card

Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez offered no explanation for the early red card that put his team a man down for nearly its entire game against Japan, but his coach and teammates …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 1:28 p.m.

Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

Senegal became the first African team to win at this year’s World Cup. The team defeated Poland 2-1 on a first-half own-goal and a controversial second-half score by Mbaye Niang. …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 11:16 a.m.

Luis Suarez eyes return to form in 100th appearance for Uruguay

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez paid tribute to Luis Suarez as the team prepared for Wednesday’s World Cup match against Saudi Arabia. The match will be Suarez’s 100th international appearance. The …


Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal look to knock Morocco out of World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second appearance at the World Cup with a chance to help Portugal eliminate Morocco from the tournament. Ronaldo scored a hat trick in the opener …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping

Neymar has limped out of Brazil’s training session at the World Cup because of pain in his right ankle. The Brazilian soccer confederation says the injury is not serious. It …


World Cup: No Russian? No Problem. There’s an app for that

The World Cup features stars from around the world, but the most valuable player off the field has been Google Translate. The app has helped fans to leap over the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 9:54 a.m.

Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at World Cup

Japan did what no other Asian team had ever done at a World Cup by beating a South American squad on the biggest stage in soccer. The 2-1 victory over …


Late header from Harry Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out.


Belgium wakes up in 2nd half, rolls past Panama 3-0

Unlike the other World Cup favorites that struggled through their opening matches, Belgium looked every part the title contender.


Sweden gets benefit of video review, beats South Korea 1-0

Sweden got the break it needed from the video review system, and team captain Andreas Granqvist didn’t waste the chance.


Aleksandar Kolarov scores from free kick, Serbia beats Costa Rica 1-0

With a curling free kick that decided the outcome of the match, Aleksandar Kolarov immediately drew some comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo.


Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia.


Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception.


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Area roundup: Team Washington finishes seventh in freestyle wrestling at Cadet National Duals

After finishing second in the country Thursday in the Greco-Roman portion of the Cadet National Duals, Spokane-loaded Team Washington placed seventh in freestyle Saturday. The USA Wrestling event at the …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

Luka Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0

Luka Modric set up one goal and scored another from the penalty spot to give Croatia a 2-0 win over Nigeria at the World Cup. The Real Madrid midfielder sent …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Kasper Schmeichel, Yussuf Poulsen lift Denmark over Peru 1-0 at World Cup

Kasper Schmeichel’s slew of saves made Yussuf Poulsen’s opportunistic second-half goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday at the World Cup.