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  • Director James Gunn fired from 'Guardians 3' over old tweets

    Director James Gunn fired from 'Guardians 3' over old tweets

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:52:49 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-07-21 19:27:04 GMT
    (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, filmmaker James Gunn arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Gunn has been fired as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” because of old tweets t...(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, filmmaker James Gunn arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Gunn has been fired as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” because of old tweets t...
    James Gunn has been fired as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape.
    James Gunn has been fired as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape.
  • Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

    Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:56:43 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:54:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - This June 14, 2018, file photo shows the 21st Century Fox logo outside its New York office. Comcast says it’s dropping out of the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment business, instead focusing...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - This June 14, 2018, file photo shows the 21st Century Fox logo outside its New York office. Comcast says it’s dropping out of the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment business, instead focusing...
    Comcast drops out of fight for control of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business.
    Comcast drops out of fight for control of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business.
  • Survivor, 2 bodies from migrant boat wreck arrive in Spain

    Survivor, 2 bodies from migrant boat wreck arrive in Spain

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-07-21 11:21:07 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-07-21 12:42:38 GMT
    (Proactiva Open Arms via AP). Rescue workers from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO retrieve the bodies of an adult and a child amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat off the Libyan coast, on Tuesday July 17, 2018. A migrant rescue aid...(Proactiva Open Arms via AP). Rescue workers from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO retrieve the bodies of an adult and a child amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat off the Libyan coast, on Tuesday July 17, 2018. A migrant rescue aid...
    A Spanish rescue vessel carrying two dead bodies and a survivor from a migrant boat wreck has docked in the port of Palma de Mallorca after a four-day journey.
    A Spanish rescue vessel carrying two dead bodies and a survivor from a migrant boat wreck has docked in the port of Palma de Mallorca after a four-day journey.
  • Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films

    Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-07-20 08:01:55 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:14:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, center, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in Mae Sai dis...(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, center, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in Mae Sai dis...
    Thailand's military government says it wants to have control over how movies portray the ordeal and heroic rescue this month of young soccer players that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign...
    Thailand's military government says it wants to have control over how movies portray the ordeal and heroic rescue this month of young soccer players that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign filmmakers.
  • Putin soccer ball gift to Trump gets routine security check

    Putin soccer ball gift to Trump gets routine security check

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:41:04 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:08:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a soccer ball to U.S. President Donald Trump, left, during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a soccer ball to U.S. President Donald Trump, left, during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.
    The red-and-white soccer ball tossed to President Donald Trump by Russia's Vladimir Putin is undergoing a routine security screening.
    The red-and-white soccer ball tossed to President Donald Trump by Russia's Vladimir Putin is undergoing a routine security screening.
  • Elon Musk apologizes for comments about cave rescue diver

    Elon Musk apologizes for comments about cave rescue diver

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:50 AM EDT2018-07-18 07:50:28 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:45:38 GMT
    Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile.
    Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile.
  • Murphy: Sky Blue soccer woes 'unacceptable,' will be fixed

    Murphy: Sky Blue soccer woes 'unacceptable,' will be fixed

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:48:04 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:55:52 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says reports of bleak living and working conditions for members of the women's' soccer team he co-owns are "unacceptable" and will be fixed. Bed Bath & Beyond is cq without commas.
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says reports of bleak living and working conditions for members of the women's' soccer team he co-owns are "unacceptable" and will be fixed. Bed Bath & Beyond is cq without commas.
  • Kang trying to put cheating accusation behind him at British

    Kang trying to put cheating accusation behind him at British

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:36:17 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 2:46 AM EDT2018-07-20 06:46:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Peter Morrison). Sung Kang of Korea plays off the 2nd tee during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Thursday July 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison). Sung Kang of Korea plays off the 2nd tee during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Thursday July 19, 2018.
    Kang defends his drop and cheating accusation; soccer the evening activity at American frat house.
    Kang defends his drop and cheating accusation; soccer the evening activity at American frat house.
  • After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

    After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:26:31 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-07-20 06:32:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, second from left, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in M...(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, second from left, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in M...
    The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were discharged from a hospital following their rescue from a flooded cave.
    The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were discharged from a hospital following their rescue from a flooded cave.
  • Alisson joins Liverpool as world's most expensive goalie

    Alisson joins Liverpool as world's most expensive goalie

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:10:21 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:19:57 GMT
    Liverpool has signed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson from Roma in the latest big-money purchase by the English club.
    Liverpool has signed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson from Roma in the latest big-money purchase by the English club.
  • Ice Man out to conquer British Open, and the famous collapse

    Ice Man out to conquer British Open, and the famous collapse

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:56:30 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:27:05 GMT
    Iceland soars in soccer and golf, and remembering Van de Velde's famous collapse.
    Iceland soars in soccer and golf, and remembering Van de Velde's famous collapse.
  • Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello'

    Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello'

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-07-18 07:11:50 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:22:22 GMT
    (Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, via AP, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo released by Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, some of the rescued soccer team...(Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, via AP, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo released by Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, some of the rescued soccer team...
    The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand are expected to be released from the hospital and to speak about their ordeal.
    The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand are expected to be released from the hospital and to speak about their ordeal.
  • The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media

    The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:40 AM EDT2018-07-18 10:40:35 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:15:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). A mini soccer field being set up before a press conference on the 12 boys and coach realize from the hospital in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued afte...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). A mini soccer field being set up before a press conference on the 12 boys and coach realize from the hospital in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued afte...
    Members of a Thai youth soccer team who were trapped in a cave have left the hospital where they have been treated since their rescue, and are slated to hold a news conference before they return to their homes.
    Members of a Thai youth soccer team who were trapped in a cave have left the hospital where they have been treated since their rescue, and are slated to hold a news conference before they return to their homes.
  • Sarri wants to meet Hazard over Chelsea future; Zola returns

    Sarri wants to meet Hazard over Chelsea future; Zola returns

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:28:52 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:32:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Maurizio Sarri, the new Chelsea team manager, holds up a shirt on the pitch as he is introduced to the media at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Wednesday, July 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Maurizio Sarri, the new Chelsea team manager, holds up a shirt on the pitch as he is introduced to the media at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
    Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri says Eden Hazard is one of the top two or three players in Europe and he wants to meet the Belgium forward face-to-face to discuss his future.
    Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri says Eden Hazard is one of the top two or three players in Europe and he wants to meet the Belgium forward face-to-face to discuss his future.
  • World Cup finale reaches 16 million viewers in U.S.

    World Cup finale reaches 16 million viewers in U.S.

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:35:38 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:03:57 GMT
    (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP). From left, France's Djibril Sidibe, N'Golo Kante and Florian Thauvin pose with the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, Monday, July 16, 2018. France is readying to...(Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP). From left, France's Djibril Sidibe, N'Golo Kante and Florian Thauvin pose with the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, Monday, July 16, 2018. France is readying to...
    The World Cup final between France and Croatia reached 16 million viewers Sunday on Fox and Telemundo.
    The World Cup final between France and Croatia reached 16 million viewers Sunday on Fox and Telemundo.
  • Nazi hunter slams right-wing singer at Croatia celebration

    Nazi hunter slams right-wing singer at Croatia celebration

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:39:13 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-07-18 19:03:36 GMT
    The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center has harshly criticized the participation of a far-right singer at the welcome celebrations for the national soccer team upon return from the World Cup.
    The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center has harshly criticized the participation of a far-right singer at the welcome celebrations for the national soccer team upon return from the World Cup.
  • Mourinho bemoans 'very bad' preseason for United

    Mourinho bemoans 'very bad' preseason for United

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:38:08 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:40:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, April 29, 2018, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho walks on the pitch at the end of the English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal at the Old Trafford stadium in Manches...(AP Photo/Rui Vieira, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, April 29, 2018, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho walks on the pitch at the end of the English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal at the Old Trafford stadium in Manches...
    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described the team's preseason as "very bad" because of the disruption caused by the World Cup and the absence of Alexis Sanchez for the U.S. tour.
    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described the team's preseason as "very bad" because of the disruption caused by the World Cup and the absence of Alexis Sanchez for the U.S. tour.
  • Usain Bolt to make run at pro soccer in Australia

    Usain Bolt to make run at pro soccer in Australia

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:13:45 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:44:47 GMT
    Trading spikes for boots, Usain Bolt ready to make run at pro soccer in Australia.
    Trading spikes for boots, Usain Bolt ready to make run at pro soccer in Australia.
  • No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax

    No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax

    Sunday, July 15 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-07-15 22:19:46 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:46:32 GMT
    (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    This World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin's Russia, but the players did their best to keep the tournament for themselves.
    This World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin's Russia, but the players did their best to keep the tournament for themselves.
  • World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

    World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:45 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:45:42 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-07-17 14:10:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.
  • Statelessness a hurdle for some boys rescued from Thai cave

    Statelessness a hurdle for some boys rescued from Thai cave

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:40 AM EDT2018-07-16 13:40:00 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:17 AM EDT2018-07-17 07:17:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). In this July 15, 2018, photo, the coach of one of Thailand's Wild Boars soccer teams, Nopparat Kanthawong, right, watches his team play in Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. At least 3 of the 12 boys a...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). In this July 15, 2018, photo, the coach of one of Thailand's Wild Boars soccer teams, Nopparat Kanthawong, right, watches his team play in Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. At least 3 of the 12 boys a...
    The 12 boys and coach of the Wild Boars youth soccer team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last are a multi-ethnic, cross-border crew, but some of them cannot even count on a permanent home because...
    The 12 boys and coach of the Wild Boars youth soccer team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last are a multi-ethnic, cross-border crew, but some of them cannot even count on a permanent home because they are stateless.
  • The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit

    The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:12:38 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:37:59 GMT
    Two alpha males, Russian President Vladimir Putin's trademark macho posture collided with President Donald Trump's classic power stance as the two leaders met on the world stage in Finland.
    Two alpha males, Russian President Vladimir Putin's trademark macho posture collided with President Donald Trump's classic power stance as the two leaders met on the world stage in Finland.
  • Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy

    Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:03:54 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:15:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi). US singer Madonna speaks to the press at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi, Monday,  July 16, 2018. Madonna has adopted four Malawian children, is in the country to celebrate the first anniversary of the Mercy James Centr...(AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi). US singer Madonna speaks to the press at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi, Monday, July 16, 2018. Madonna has adopted four Malawian children, is in the country to celebrate the first anniversary of the Mercy James Centr...
    Madonna returns to Malawi for first anniversary of medical facility named after one of her adopted children.
    Madonna returns to Malawi for first anniversary of medical facility named after one of her adopted children.
  • Soccer diplomacy: World Cup host Putin gives Trump a ball

    Soccer diplomacy: World Cup host Putin gives Trump a ball

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:56:54 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:01:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, tosses a soccer ball to his wife first lady Melania Trump after Russian President Vladimir Putin presented it to him during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidenti...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, tosses a soccer ball to his wife first lady Melania Trump after Russian President Vladimir Putin presented it to him during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidenti...
    Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a soccer ball as a gift for his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
    Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a soccer ball as a gift for his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
  • The Latest: French leader to soccer team: 'Don't change'

    The Latest: French leader to soccer team: 'Don't change'

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:19:33 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:07:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bob Edme). French goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris holds the cup as the French soccer team arrives at Charles de Gaulle airport, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Roissy, north of Paris. France prepares to welcome home the national soccer team for a...(AP Photo/Bob Edme). French goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris holds the cup as the French soccer team arrives at Charles de Gaulle airport, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Roissy, north of Paris. France prepares to welcome home the national soccer team for a...
    France's victorious World Cup team has descended upon Paris' packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open bus with Alpha jets streaming the national colors overhead and wild cheers of joy ringing out.
    France's victorious World Cup team has descended upon Paris' packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open bus with Alpha jets streaming the national colors overhead and wild cheers of joy ringing out.
  • More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

    More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:19:12 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:12:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). Supporter of Croatia national soccer team members wait to welcome the team on their arrival in Zagreb, Croatia, Monday, July 16, 2018. Euphoria gave way to a mixture of disappointment and pride for Croatia fans after their n...(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). Supporter of Croatia national soccer team members wait to welcome the team on their arrival in Zagreb, Croatia, Monday, July 16, 2018. Euphoria gave way to a mixture of disappointment and pride for Croatia fans after their n...
    In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia has rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the country's national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final.
    In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia has rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the country's national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final.
  • 33yo Ronaldo at Juventus: Age isn't important

    33yo Ronaldo at Juventus: Age isn't important

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:52:05 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:06:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Luca Bruno). Portuguese ace Ronaldo salutes his fans as he arrives to undergo medical checks at the Juventus stadium in Turin, Italy, Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno). Portuguese ace Ronaldo salutes his fans as he arrives to undergo medical checks at the Juventus stadium in Turin, Italy, Monday, July 16, 2018.
    Cristiano Ronaldo believes age is just a number as he vows to do his best to bring Juventus the Champions League success it craves.
    Cristiano Ronaldo believes age is just a number as he vows to do his best to bring Juventus the Champions League success it craves.
  • Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

    Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

    Sunday, July 15 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-07-15 16:38:14 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:16:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Security stewards remove people who ran onto the pitch and briefly stopped the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Security stewards remove people who ran onto the pitch and briefly stopped the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    Russian protest group and punk band Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for four people who ran onto the field and disrupted the World Cup final.
    Russian protest group and punk band Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for four people who ran onto the field and disrupted the World Cup final.
  • Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

    Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-07-15 15:02:51 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:25:47 GMT
    (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP). Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, left, presents a T-shirt to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP). Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, left, presents a T-shirt to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    The World Cup has bathed Russians and their country in a rosy light, but after the monthlong party ends and foreigners leave, President Vladimir Putin will be left with a pension crisis and unusually low ratings.
    The World Cup has bathed Russians and their country in a rosy light, but after the monthlong party ends and foreigners leave, President Vladimir Putin will be left with a pension crisis and unusually low ratings.
  • Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

    Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

    Sunday, July 15 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-07-15 17:03:22 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:52:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Kylian Mbappe, front, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Kylian Mbappe, front, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.
    France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.
  • Deschamps joins Zagallo, Beckenbauer as champ player, coach

    Deschamps joins Zagallo, Beckenbauer as champ player, coach

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:25:15 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 6:45 AM EDT2018-07-16 10:45:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ronald Blum). French players celebrate after bursting into a press conference by France head coach Didier Deschamps after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunda...(AP Photo/Ronald Blum). French players celebrate after bursting into a press conference by France head coach Didier Deschamps after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunda...
    France's Didier Deschamps joined Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer as the only men to win World Cup titles as a player and coach.
    France's Didier Deschamps joined Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer as the only men to win World Cup titles as a player and coach.
  • With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

    With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:49:19 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 4:57 AM EDT2018-07-16 08:57:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francois Mori). People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 .(AP Photo/Francois Mori). People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 .
    From Napoleon's triumphal arch to hard-scrabble suburbs of Paris, France is celebrating the national soccer team's victory in the World Cup.
    From Napoleon's triumphal arch to hard-scrabble suburbs of Paris, France is celebrating the national soccer team's victory in the World Cup.
  • Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

    Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

    Sunday, July 15 2018 2:52 AM EDT2018-07-15 06:52:24 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 1:52 AM EDT2018-07-16 05:52:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). English fans applaud their players after the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Belgium defeats Englan...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). English fans applaud their players after the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Belgium defeats Englan...
    Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women.
    Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women.
  • Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

    Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:35:38 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-07-16 05:42:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates with the trophy after his team won 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates with the trophy after his team won 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    About two-thirds of France's World Cup-winning team has an immigrant background.
    About two-thirds of France's World Cup-winning team has an immigrant background.
  • The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

    The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-07-15 12:17:35 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-07-16 03:41:24 GMT
    (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shake hands with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shake hands with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally passed the torch to Qatar for the World Cup in 2022.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally passed the torch to Qatar for the World Cup in 2022.
  • From young Mbappe to aging keeper, the World Cup in records

    From young Mbappe to aging keeper, the World Cup in records

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-07-15 11:38:26 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:54:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.
    Kylian Mbappe's breakout performances, 11 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar's dives.
    Kylian Mbappe's breakout performances, 11 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar's dives.
  • AP Interview: Croatian leader says Trump, Putin key to peace

    AP Interview: Croatian leader says Trump, Putin key to peace

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-07-15 15:52:52 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:45:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic gestures durning an interview with the Associated Press at the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Croatian embassy in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Croatia's president says that n...(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic gestures durning an interview with the Associated Press at the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Croatian embassy in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Croatia's president says that n...
    Croatia's president hopes U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin show "responsibility" at their first summit and remember they are the guarantors of stability for the whole world.
    Croatia's president hopes U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin show "responsibility" at their first summit and remember they are the guarantors of stability for the whole world.
  • French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

    French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

    Sunday, July 15 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-07-15 20:11:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-07-15 20:58:18 GMT
    (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    None of the heads of state at the World Cup final has as much fun as French President Emmanuel Macron.
    None of the heads of state at the World Cup final has as much fun as French President Emmanuel Macron.
  • Politics guide Syrians backing Croatia in World Cup final

    Politics guide Syrians backing Croatia in World Cup final

    Sunday, July 15 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-07-15 18:49:01 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-07-15 20:01:23 GMT
    Syrian troops and residents of this town just outside the capital Damascus have watched the final match most of them hoping that Croatia would win the World Cup.
    Syrian troops and residents of this town just outside the capital Damascus have watched the final match most of them hoping that Croatia would win the World Cup.
  • A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

    A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

    Saturday, July 14 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-07-14 19:16:18 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-07-15 14:01:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates France's Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and B...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates France's Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and B...
    A young France team full of speed and skill will face a veteran Croatia squad that can never be counted out in Sunday's World Cup final.
    A young France team full of speed and skill will face a veteran Croatia squad that can never be counted out in Sunday's World Cup final.
  • The Latest: Martinez praises Belgians for style, substance

    The Latest: Martinez praises Belgians for style, substance

    Saturday, July 14 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-07-14 15:21:50 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:17:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). England's Danny Rose takes a tumble during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). England's Danny Rose takes a tumble during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.
    The holes in Danny Rose's socks generated plenty of online debate during England's World Cup third-place playoff against Belgium.
    The holes in Danny Rose's socks generated plenty of online debate during England's World Cup third-place playoff against Belgium.
  • WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup's final day

    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup's final day

    Saturday, July 14 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-07-14 19:01:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-07-14 22:44:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). Croatia's Luka Modric, right, celebrates with a child after winning the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). Croatia's Luka Modric, right, celebrates with a child after winning the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup's final day.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup's final day.
  • Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

    Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

    Saturday, July 14 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-07-14 16:01:46 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-07-14 20:57:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Belgium's Thomas Meunier, left, and England's Danny Rose challenge for the ball during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia,...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Belgium's Thomas Meunier, left, and England's Danny Rose challenge for the ball during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia,...
    Belgium earns its highest World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match.
    Belgium earns its highest World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match.
  • Matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France, Croatia

    Matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France, Croatia

    Saturday, July 14 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-07-14 18:23:27 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-07-14 19:17:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.
    A look at the matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia.
    A look at the matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia.
  • Lenin statue at final sandwiched by ads for Budweiser, Visa

    Lenin statue at final sandwiched by ads for Budweiser, Visa

    Saturday, July 14 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-07-14 16:40:55 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-07-14 18:31:52 GMT
    In this July 11, 2018 photo, a man holds up a Visa sign in front of a statue of Lenin, as fans arrive for the semifinal match between Croatia and England at Luzhniki Stadium, during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia. AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)In this July 11, 2018 photo, a man holds up a Visa sign in front of a statue of Lenin, as fans arrive for the semifinal match between Croatia and England at Luzhniki Stadium, during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia. AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
    Lenin statue outside the stadium where France and Croatia will play the World Cup final is sandwiched by ads for Budweiser and Visa, a sign of how far Russia has come from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
    Lenin statue outside the stadium where France and Croatia will play the World Cup final is sandwiched by ads for Budweiser and Visa, a sign of how far Russia has come from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
  • Reasons why France will win the World Cup

    Reasons why France will win the World Cup

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:32:04 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-07-14 18:13:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). In this image taken with a slow shutter speed France's Kylian Mbappe controls the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia...(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). In this image taken with a slow shutter speed France's Kylian Mbappe controls the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia...
    Reasons why France will win the World Cup final.
    Reasons why France will win the World Cup final.
  • Reasons why Croatia will win the World Cup

    Reasons why Croatia will win the World Cup

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:42:13 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-07-14 16:44:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
    Don't write off Croatia in the World Cup final against France.
    Don't write off Croatia in the World Cup final against France.
  • Out of adversity, Modric and Croatia to play for World Cup

    Out of adversity, Modric and Croatia to play for World Cup

    Saturday, July 14 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-07-14 13:45:10 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-07-14 16:02:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatia's Luka Modric listens to a question during a news conference of the Croatian national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatia's Luka Modric listens to a question during a news conference of the Croatian national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018.
    Although small in stature, Luka Modric wields a big influence when he is on the soccer field.
    Although small in stature, Luka Modric wields a big influence when he is on the soccer field.
  • The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men's finals could overlap

    The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men's finals could overlap

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:19:18 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-07-14 15:50:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Curtis). Spectators attend the men's singles quarterfinal tennis match between John Isner of the United States and Canada's Milos Raonic, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Wednesday July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis). Spectators attend the men's singles quarterfinal tennis match between John Isner of the United States and Canada's Milos Raonic, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Wednesday July 11, 2018.
    The clash: World Cup final between France and Croatia could overlap Wimbledon men's singles final, which starts less than 2 hours earlier.
    The clash: World Cup final between France and Croatia could overlap Wimbledon men's singles final, which starts less than 2 hours earlier.
  • The Latest: Belgium 1-0 at halftime in 3rd-place playoff

    The Latest: Belgium 1-0 at halftime in 3rd-place playoff

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:42:31 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-07-14 15:27:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Belgium's Thomas Meunier, left, scores his side's opening goal against England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as England's Danny Rose tries to defend during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer W...(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Belgium's Thomas Meunier, left, scores his side's opening goal against England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as England's Danny Rose tries to defend during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer W...
    Thomas Meunier has given Belgium a 1-0 lead over England in the World Cup third-place playoff.
    Thomas Meunier has given Belgium a 1-0 lead over England in the World Cup third-place playoff.
  • As World Cup ends, Russia faces uncertain football legacy

    As World Cup ends, Russia faces uncertain football legacy

    Saturday, July 14 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-07-14 15:21:59 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-07-14 15:27:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File). FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo a general view at top right of temporary stands in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia. They were meant to show Russia was serious about saving money, bu...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File). FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo a general view at top right of temporary stands in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia. They were meant to show Russia was serious about saving money, bu...
    Russia's World Cup is coming to an end, leaving the host nation with newfound confidence on the field but some host cities burdened with costly arenas.
    Russia's World Cup is coming to an end, leaving the host nation with newfound confidence on the field but some host cities burdened with costly arenas.
  • Mbappe, France to face Modric, Croatia for World Cup title

    Mbappe, France to face Modric, Croatia for World Cup title

    Friday, July 13 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-07-13 19:28:25 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:42:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates France's Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and B...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates France's Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and B...
    The speedy skills of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe will be up against the cool control of Luka Modric when France faces Croatia on Sunday in the World Cup final.
    The speedy skills of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe will be up against the cool control of Luka Modric when France faces Croatia on Sunday in the World Cup final.
  • WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup

    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:25:53 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:31:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Belgium coach Roberto Martinez watches the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Belgium coach Roberto Martinez watches the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup.
  • Chelsea hires Sarri as manager, replacing fired Conte

    Chelsea hires Sarri as manager, replacing fired Conte

    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:29 AM EDT2018-07-14 08:29:53 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-07-14 13:52:32 GMT
    Chelsea has hired Maurizio Sarri as its manager on a three-year contract.
    Chelsea has hired Maurizio Sarri as its manager on a three-year contract.
  • Corporations market at World Cup despite absence of US

    Corporations market at World Cup despite absence of US

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:50 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:50:55 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-07-14 13:10:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). In this July 5, 2018 photo, a helicopter sits atop the Budweiser boat, parked on the Moskva River during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). In this July 5, 2018 photo, a helicopter sits atop the Budweiser boat, parked on the Moskva River during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia.
    Business went on at the World Cup without the presence of the United States, although the tournament's visibility decreased across America.
    Business went on at the World Cup without the presence of the United States, although the tournament's visibility decreased across America.
  • Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home next week

    Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home next week

    Saturday, July 14 2018 3:15 AM EDT2018-07-14 07:15:19 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:51 AM EDT2018-07-14 12:51:05 GMT
    (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP). This image made from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Ekarat Wongsookchan, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in their hospital room at Chia...(Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP). This image made from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Ekarat Wongsookchan, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in their hospital room at Chia...
    The 12 boys and their soccer coach are recovering well and in a brief new video list their food wish lists while the health minister says they're expected to be discharged next week.
    The 12 boys and their soccer coach are recovering well and in a brief new video list their food wish lists while the health minister says they're expected to be discharged next week.
  • Waters rose, turning hour-long cave trip into 18-day ordeal

    Waters rose, turning hour-long cave trip into 18-day ordeal

    Friday, July 13 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-07-13 12:13:19 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-07-14 06:21:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Banphot Konkum, father of Duangpetch Promthep, shows his son's soccer jersey during an interview at their home in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Friday, July 13, 2018. Banphot told The Associated Pre...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Banphot Konkum, father of Duangpetch Promthep, shows his son's soccer jersey during an interview at their home in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Friday, July 13, 2018. Banphot told The Associated Pre...
    The boys mending from their long ordeal trapped in a cave and the rescuers who brought them to safety are starting to share stories of the dangers and their survival.
    The boys mending from their long ordeal trapped in a cave and the rescuers who brought them to safety are starting to share stories of the dangers and their survival.
  • Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

    Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-07-13 15:39:48 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:20:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nikola Solic, File). FILE - In this July 11, 2018 file photo, Croatian fans cheer while watching the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Zagreb, Croatia. In the Balkans, even soccer is political, so it...(AP Photo/Nikola Solic, File). FILE - In this July 11, 2018 file photo, Croatian fans cheer while watching the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Zagreb, Croatia. In the Balkans, even soccer is political, so it...
    In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup.
    In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup.
  • Miami commissioners delay vote on Beckham soccer deal

    Miami commissioners delay vote on Beckham soccer deal

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:29:30 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:26:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, David Beckham poses for a photo at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, in Miami. Beckham's latest soccer plan for Miam...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, David Beckham poses for a photo at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, in Miami. Beckham's latest soccer plan for Miam...
    Miami city commissioners have pushed back a vote following hours of public comment for and against David Beckham's latest soccer stadium plan.
    Miami city commissioners have pushed back a vote following hours of public comment for and against David Beckham's latest soccer stadium plan.
  • Chelsea fires manager Antonio Conte after 2 years in charge

    Chelsea fires manager Antonio Conte after 2 years in charge

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:27 AM EDT2018-07-13 09:27:37 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:36:47 GMT
    Chelsea has fired manager Antonio Conte after a two-year tenure in which he won the Premier League and FA Cup titles.
    Chelsea has fired manager Antonio Conte after a two-year tenure in which he won the Premier League and FA Cup titles.
  • Southgate and Martinez tackle a game no one wants to play

    Southgate and Martinez tackle a game no one wants to play

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:52:23 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:37:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England head coach Gareth Southgate attends a news conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018, on the eve of the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England head coach Gareth Southgate attends a news conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018, on the eve of the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup.
    England's Gareth Southgate and Belgium's Roberto Martinez are working on a tricky coaching problem _ how to motivate a team for a game no one wants to play.
    England's Gareth Southgate and Belgium's Roberto Martinez are working on a tricky coaching problem _ how to motivate a team for a game no one wants to play.
  • Comcast, Fox both raise bids as they reach for Sky

    Comcast, Fox both raise bids as they reach for Sky

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:15 AM EDT2018-07-11 08:15:19 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-07-13 18:50:07 GMT
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has increased its bid to take full control of Sky in a prolonged battle with Comcast for the lucrative pay TV service.
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has increased its bid to take full control of Sky in a prolonged battle with Comcast for the lucrative pay TV service.
  • Despite off-field chaos, limited resources, Croatia in final

    Despite off-field chaos, limited resources, Croatia in final

    Friday, July 13 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-07-13 18:01:04 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-07-13 18:11:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatia players warm up during a training session of Croatian national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatia players warm up during a training session of Croatian national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018.
    Victory over France in Moscow on Sunday would hand Croatia its first major soccer title, and create a chance for the country to build its soccer infrastructure.
    Victory over France in Moscow on Sunday would hand Croatia its first major soccer title, and create a chance for the country to build its soccer infrastructure.
  • The Latest: Croatia, Sweden fined $50,000 for branded socks

    The Latest: Croatia, Sweden fined $50,000 for branded socks

    Friday, July 13 2018 8:16 AM EDT2018-07-13 12:16:49 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:17:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). FIFA President Gianni Infantino talks to journalists during a news conference during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). FIFA President Gianni Infantino talks to journalists during a news conference during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018.
    FIFA president Gianni Infantino says talks over changing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar can ease tensions with regional neighbors.
    FIFA president Gianni Infantino says talks over changing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar can ease tensions with regional neighbors.
  • CR7 ice-cream and pizza: Ronaldo mania is in full swing

    CR7 ice-cream and pizza: Ronaldo mania is in full swing

    Friday, July 13 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-07-13 13:18:40 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 9:25 AM EDT2018-07-13 13:25:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2016 file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo kisses the trophy at the end of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of ...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2016 file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo kisses the trophy at the end of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of ...
    Turin now boasts CR7 ice-cream and pizza as Ronaldo mania gets into full swing in the city.
    Turin now boasts CR7 ice-cream and pizza as Ronaldo mania gets into full swing in the city.
  • FIFA invites rescued Thai boys to London awards event

    FIFA invites rescued Thai boys to London awards event

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-07-13 11:27:29 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-07-13 11:52:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). FIFA President Gianni Infantino gestures as he arrives to a news conference during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). FIFA President Gianni Infantino gestures as he arrives to a news conference during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 13, 2018.
    The boys soccer team in Thailand rescued from a flooded cave this week has been invited to FIFA's annual awards event.
    The boys soccer team in Thailand rescued from a flooded cave this week has been invited to FIFA's annual awards event.
  • The Latest: Pitana gets 1st and final whistles at World Cup

    The Latest: Pitana gets 1st and final whistles at World Cup

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:03:55 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-07-13 11:36:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, center, and France's Samuel Umtiti challenge for the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia,...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, center, and France's Samuel Umtiti challenge for the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia,...
    Belgium outwitting Brazil in the quarterfinals has been rated by FIFA's expert panel as the best tactical success at the World Cup.
    Belgium outwitting Brazil in the quarterfinals has been rated by FIFA's expert panel as the best tactical success at the World Cup.
  • Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly for World Cup final

    Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly for World Cup final

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-07-12 15:43:16 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 3:23 AM EDT2018-07-13 07:23:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Dejan Lovren celebrates after Croatia's Mario Mandzukic scored his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, We...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Dejan Lovren celebrates after Croatia's Mario Mandzukic scored his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, We...
    A billion-dollar assembly of stars makes France the favorite for the World Cup final and that's a scenario that suits Dejan Lovren just fine.
    A billion-dollar assembly of stars makes France the favorite for the World Cup final and that's a scenario that suits Dejan Lovren just fine.
  • Producers plan movie about Thai cave rescue

    Producers plan movie about Thai cave rescue

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-07-11 21:01:38 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 3:07 AM EDT2018-07-13 07:07:43 GMT
    (Thai NavySEAL Facebook Page via AP). This undated from video released via the Thai NavySEAL Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, shows rescuers hold an evacuated boy inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in norther...(Thai NavySEAL Facebook Page via AP). This undated from video released via the Thai NavySEAL Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, shows rescuers hold an evacuated boy inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in norther...
    Christian movie producers, already on the ground in Thailand, plan movie about cave rescue.
    Christian movie producers, already on the ground in Thailand, plan movie about cave rescue.
  • Player-coach bond may have saved lives in Thai cave ordeal

    Player-coach bond may have saved lives in Thai cave ordeal

    Thursday, July 12 2018 2:00 PM EDT2018-07-12 18:00:51 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 3:03 AM EDT2018-07-13 07:03:55 GMT
    (Thai Navy Seal via AP, File). FILE - In this July 3, 2018, file image taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, Thai boys are with Navy SEALs inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to pl...(Thai Navy Seal via AP, File). FILE - In this July 3, 2018, file image taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, Thai boys are with Navy SEALs inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to pl...
    Some of the lessons of the playing field _ try your hardest, support your teammates, trust your coach _ may have helped save the lives of the 12 youth soccer players rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand.
    Some of the lessons of the playing field _ try your hardest, support your teammates, trust your coach _ may have helped save the lives of the 12 youth soccer players rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand.
  • England, Belgium to play for 3rd place at World Cup

    England, Belgium to play for 3rd place at World Cup

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-07-12 15:11:17 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-07-12 20:38:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). England's Kyle Walker reacts after Croatia's Mario Mandzukic scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesda...(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). England's Kyle Walker reacts after Croatia's Mario Mandzukic scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesda...
    England defender Kyle Walker is finding meaning in the World Cup game no one wants to play.
    England defender Kyle Walker is finding meaning in the World Cup game no one wants to play.
  • WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup

    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup

    Thursday, July 12 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-07-12 18:49:44 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-07-12 19:00:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Soccer fans use a giant Croatian national flag as a shelter during the rain at Manezh Square near Red Square ahead of the semifinal soccer match between Croatia and England during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Lu...(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Soccer fans use a giant Croatian national flag as a shelter during the rain at Manezh Square near Red Square ahead of the semifinal soccer match between Croatia and England during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Lu...
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup.
  • Famous dive in last France-Croatia World Cup match

    Famous dive in last France-Croatia World Cup match

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-07-12 16:56:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-07-12 18:07:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Josip Pivaric celebrates after his team advanced to the final during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Josip Pivaric celebrates after his team advanced to the final during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
    One of the most notorious dives in soccer history took pace the last time France played Croatia in the World Cup.
    One of the most notorious dives in soccer history took pace the last time France played Croatia in the World Cup.
  • Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

    Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:46:41 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-07-12 16:27:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
    Croatia is going to its first World Cup final.
    Croatia is going to its first World Cup final.
  • All those oh, so nears and more for England at World Cup

    All those oh, so nears and more for England at World Cup

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:31:39 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-07-12 14:22:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). England head coach Gareth Southgate walks between his players disappointed after losing the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jul...(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). England head coach Gareth Southgate walks between his players disappointed after losing the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jul...
    England's wait to win its first trophy since 1966 goes on.
    England's wait to win its first trophy since 1966 goes on.
  • Mission accomplished and boys healthy, rescuers head home

    Mission accomplished and boys healthy, rescuers head home

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:20 AM EDT2018-07-12 10:20:45 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:41:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Thai Navy SEALs and military personnel take a group picture before they board a plane at the airport in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, Thursday, July 12, 2018. A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded c...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Thai Navy SEALs and military personnel take a group picture before they board a plane at the airport in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, Thursday, July 12, 2018. A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded c...
    The Thai and foreign rescuers of the youth soccer team trapped in a cave for 18 days have been heading home, as doctors said the boys have not shown any significant ill effects so far.
    The Thai and foreign rescuers of the youth soccer team trapped in a cave for 18 days have been heading home, as doctors said the boys have not shown any significant ill effects so far.
  • Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, again

    Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, again

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-07-11 21:27:56 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:58 AM EDT2018-07-12 12:58:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, in black baseball hat, drinks a pint during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in, Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11...(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, in black baseball hat, drinks a pint during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in, Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11...
    Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, and it's not the first time the team he was cheering for ended up on the losing side.
    Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, and it's not the first time the team he was cheering for ended up on the losing side.
  • England's Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title

    England's Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-07-11 22:25:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-07-12 12:32:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Kane plays the ball against the goal post during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Kane plays the ball against the goal post during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
    Harry Kane will likely come home from the World Cup with the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer.
    Harry Kane will likely come home from the World Cup with the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer.
  • WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:36:38 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-07-12 11:53:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic, center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic, center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July...
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup.
  • With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom

    With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:45:19 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 4:16 AM EDT2018-07-12 08:16:34 GMT
    (Royal Thai Navy via AP). In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 show the last four Thai Navy SEALs come out safely after completing the rescued mission inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been t...(Royal Thai Navy via AP). In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 show the last four Thai Navy SEALs come out safely after completing the rescued mission inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been t...
    A Thai health official says the soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave lost weight during their two-week ordeal but had water and are in good health.
    A Thai health official says the soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave lost weight during their two-week ordeal but had water and are in good health.
  • The Latest: Video shows rescued Thai boys in hospital

    The Latest: Video shows rescued Thai boys in hospital

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:45 AM EDT2018-07-11 05:45:20 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-07-12 08:01:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Johnson Lai). Students pray at Maesaiprasitsart school where six out of the rescued 12 boys study as they cheer the successful rescue in the Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. A daring rescue...(AP Photo/Johnson Lai). Students pray at Maesaiprasitsart school where six out of the rescued 12 boys study as they cheer the successful rescue in the Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. A daring rescue...
    Thailand's prime minister thanks people involved in the rescue of the 12 boys and coach trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks.
    Thailand's prime minister thanks people involved in the rescue of the 12 boys and coach trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks.
  • Sexism tops racism as a World Cup fan problem in Russia

    Sexism tops racism as a World Cup fan problem in Russia

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:18:27 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:47 PM EDT2018-07-12 00:47:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). A child arrives for the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). A child arrives for the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
    Anti-discrimination experts advising FIFA say sexism has been a bigger problem than racism at the World Cup in Russia.
    Anti-discrimination experts advising FIFA say sexism has been a bigger problem than racism at the World Cup in Russia.
  • The Latest: Croatia defender demands respect at World Cup

    The Latest: Croatia defender demands respect at World Cup

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:39 AM EDT2018-07-11 12:39:13 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:51:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francois Mori). British Prime Minister Theresa May smiles as she arrives for a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. NATO leaders gather in Brussels for a two-day summit to discu...(AP Photo/Francois Mori). British Prime Minister Theresa May smiles as she arrives for a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. NATO leaders gather in Brussels for a two-day summit to discu...
    The World Cup has butted in at the NATO summit in Brussels, where British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Croatia counterpart Andrej Plenkovic have met on the sidelines to exchange national team jersey.
    The World Cup has butted in at the NATO summit in Brussels, where British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Croatia counterpart Andrej Plenkovic have met on the sidelines to exchange national team jersey.
  • Still smarting from France loss, Belgium looks toward Euros

    Still smarting from France loss, Belgium looks toward Euros

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-07-11 14:55:41 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-07-11 22:03:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Vincent). Belgium's Jan Vertonghen, right, and Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne stand at the end of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, ...(AP Photo/David Vincent). Belgium's Jan Vertonghen, right, and Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne stand at the end of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, ...
    With the sting of another World Cup disappointment still fresh and an obligatory match remaining, Belgium is already weighing how much it will have to remake its roster to finally win a major title.
    With the sting of another World Cup disappointment still fresh and an obligatory match remaining, Belgium is already weighing how much it will have to remake its roster to finally win a major title.
  • On eve of Trump summit, Putin to meet French president

    On eve of Trump summit, Putin to meet French president

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-07-11 15:26:15 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:45:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). French President Emmanuel Macron, right, clenches a fist as he stands beside King Philippe of Belgium prior to the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. ...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). French President Emmanuel Macron, right, clenches a fist as he stands beside King Philippe of Belgium prior to the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. ...
    French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with Russia's Vladimir Putin on the eve of Putin's high-stakes meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.
    French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with Russia's Vladimir Putin on the eve of Putin's high-stakes meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.
  • Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

    Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-07-11 06:05:24 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:18:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England head coach Gareth Southgate arrives to England's official news conference on the eve of the semifinal match between England and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England head coach Gareth Southgate arrives to England's official news conference on the eve of the semifinal match between England and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
    Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face music of soccer history, looking ahead to a World Cup semifinal match against Croatia rather than decades of failure and hurt.
    Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face music of soccer history, looking ahead to a World Cup semifinal match against Croatia rather than decades of failure and hurt.
  • AP Interview: US rescuer details high-risk Thai cave mission

    AP Interview: US rescuer details high-risk Thai cave mission

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:56 AM EDT2018-07-11 10:56:11 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:16:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). U.S. Air Force Master Sargent Derek Anderson talks about the risky operation of extracting the trapped boys and their soccer coach to Associated Press during an exclusive interview in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, We...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). U.S. Air Force Master Sargent Derek Anderson talks about the risky operation of extracting the trapped boys and their soccer coach to Associated Press during an exclusive interview in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, We...
    A leader of a U.S. contingent that was part of the operation to rescue 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach who were trapped inside a cave says the boys endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to a half-hour,...
    A leader of a U.S. contingent that was part of the operation to rescue 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach who were trapped inside a cave says the boys endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to a half-hour, calling it a "once in a lifetime rescue.".
  • Prince Harry, Meghan mobbed by royal fans on Dublin tour

    Prince Harry, Meghan mobbed by royal fans on Dublin tour

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-07-11 10:55:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:44:15 GMT
    (Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP). Britain's Prince Harry, left and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex meet with Ireland's President Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain, on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018.(Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP). Britain's Prince Harry, left and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex meet with Ireland's President Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain, on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018.
    Prince Harry and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, have met with the Irish president on their first official overseas trip as a married couple.
    Prince Harry and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, have met with the Irish president on their first official overseas trip as a married couple.
  • Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final

    Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:12 PM EDT2018-07-10 20:12:58 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:20:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tu...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tu...
    France advances to World Cup final for first time since 2006 with 1-0 win over Belgium.
    France advances to World Cup final for first time since 2006 with 1-0 win over Belgium.
  • Superb defense takes France close to another World Cup title

    Superb defense takes France close to another World Cup title

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-07-10 21:06:35 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 10:54 AM EDT2018-07-11 14:54:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tu...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tu...
    France won its only World Cup 20 years ago thanks to a great goalkeeper and a suffocating back line; now they're one match away from doing it again.
    France won its only World Cup 20 years ago thanks to a great goalkeeper and a suffocating back line; now they're one match away from doing it again.
  • Elliott Management owns AC Milan after Li misses deadline

    Elliott Management owns AC Milan after Li misses deadline

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:25 AM EDT2018-07-11 10:25:28 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-07-11 13:56:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file). FILE - In this Sunday, March 18, 2018 file photo, AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso celebrates with his players after winning the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo Verona at the San Siro stadium in Milan, I...(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file). FILE - In this Sunday, March 18, 2018 file photo, AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso celebrates with his players after winning the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo Verona at the San Siro stadium in Milan, I...
    Elliott Management has promised to inject 50 million euros ($66 million) in capital after taking over Italian club AC Milan.
    Elliott Management has promised to inject 50 million euros ($66 million) in capital after taking over Italian club AC Milan.
  • Belgium's golden generation falls short again at World Cup

    Belgium's golden generation falls short again at World Cup

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-07-10 20:41:32 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-07-11 11:36:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Belgium's Vincent Kompany, left, and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois leave the field after the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russ...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Belgium's Vincent Kompany, left, and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois leave the field after the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russ...
    Belgium's golden generation has come up short at a major tournament again, and now the Red Devils will be wondering if their championship window has closed.
    Belgium's golden generation has come up short at a major tournament again, and now the Red Devils will be wondering if their championship window has closed.
  • US English WCup viewers drop 35 percent through quarters

    US English WCup viewers drop 35 percent through quarters

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-07-10 19:45:33 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:01 AM EDT2018-07-11 11:01:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford gestures during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford gestures during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup quarterfinals in Russia were down 12 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 35 percent below 2014's level.
    U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup quarterfinals in Russia were down 12 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 35 percent below 2014's level.
  • WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

    Sunday, July 8 2018 2:32 PM EDT2018-07-08 18:32:53 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-07-11 06:09:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, left, reacts as Croatia players celebrate after scoring the winning penalty during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium...(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, left, reacts as Croatia players celebrate after scoring the winning penalty during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium...
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup.
  • Coach of England wins the nation's heart by being a nice guy

    Coach of England wins the nation's heart by being a nice guy

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-07-10 14:17:44 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-07-11 05:56:08 GMT
    (AP Foto/Matthias Schrader ). El técnico de Inlgaterra Gareth Southgate (derecha) festeja con Harry Maguire tras la victoria 2-0 ante Suecia en las semifinales del Mundial en Samara, Rusia, el sábado 7 de julio de 2018.(AP Foto/Matthias Schrader ). El técnico de Inlgaterra Gareth Southgate (derecha) festeja con Harry Maguire tras la victoria 2-0 ante Suecia en las semifinales del Mundial en Samara, Rusia, el sábado 7 de julio de 2018.
    In an age of tattoos, tongue piercings and political turmoil, a soft-spoken man in a dark blue waistcoat and striped tie is uniting England amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup.
    In an age of tattoos, tongue piercings and political turmoil, a soft-spoken man in a dark blue waistcoat and striped tie is uniting England amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup.
  • 'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave

    'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-07-10 04:00:45 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:46:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). An ambulance waiting for arrival of helicopter of the rescued boys from the flooded cave, in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Monday, July 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). An ambulance waiting for arrival of helicopter of the rescued boys from the flooded cave, in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Monday, July 9, 2018.
    A Thai health official says the eight boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are in "high spirits" and have strong immune systems because they are soccer players.
    A Thai health official says the eight boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are in "high spirits" and have strong immune systems because they are soccer players.
  • Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

    Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:03:15 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-07-11 02:40:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in...(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in...
    Real Madrid says Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a glittering nine-year spell in Spain.
    Real Madrid says Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a glittering nine-year spell in Spain.
  • The Latest: Pogba dedicates France win to freed Thai players

    The Latest: Pogba dedicates France win to freed Thai players

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:26:12 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-07-11 02:35:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Croatia's Domagoj Vida jumps to catch a ball during a training session in the Luzhniki sport ground at 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Croatia's Domagoj Vida jumps to catch a ball during a training session in the Luzhniki sport ground at 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018.
    The Ukraine Football Federation has offered to pay a fine imposed on a Croatia official for making a contentious pro-Ukraine video at the World Cup.
    The Ukraine Football Federation has offered to pay a fine imposed on a Croatia official for making a contentious pro-Ukraine video at the World Cup.
  • A day-by-day look at the Thailand cave ordeal

    A day-by-day look at the Thailand cave ordeal

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:06 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:06:42 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-07-11 01:06:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Rescuers move to the entrance to a cave complex where five stil lwere trapped in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The eight boys were rescued from the flooded cave.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Rescuers move to the entrance to a cave complex where five stil lwere trapped in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The eight boys were rescued from the flooded cave.
    A day-by-day look at the Thailand cave ordeal.
    A day-by-day look at the Thailand cave ordeal.
  • Marketing firm to pay more than $24M in soccer bribery case

    Marketing firm to pay more than $24M in soccer bribery case

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-07-10 21:52:56 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:39:41 GMT
    A Florida-based unit of a Spanish sports media group must pay a hefty penalty after pleading guilty to bribing Latin American soccer officials.
    A Florida-based unit of a Spanish sports media group must pay a hefty penalty after pleading guilty to bribing Latin American soccer officials.
  • Enforced development helps give Europe a grip on World Cup

    Enforced development helps give Europe a grip on World Cup

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-07-10 19:10:34 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-07-10 23:00:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Colombia's Radamel Falcao, left, vies for the ball with England's Eric Dier during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2...(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Colombia's Radamel Falcao, left, vies for the ball with England's Eric Dier during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2...
    Explaining Europe's stranglehold on the World Cup requires delving into a thick handbook of seemingly mind-numbing regulations.
    Explaining Europe's stranglehold on the World Cup requires delving into a thick handbook of seemingly mind-numbing regulations.
  • The Latest: Schumer says Putin will take advantage of Trump

    The Latest: Schumer says Putin will take advantage of Trump

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:16 AM EDT2018-07-10 11:16:28 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-07-10 22:25:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File). FILE -In this Thursday, May 25, 2017 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, speaks to U.S. President Donald Trump during a NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels. When Donald Trump walks into a N...(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File). FILE -In this Thursday, May 25, 2017 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, speaks to U.S. President Donald Trump during a NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels. When Donald Trump walks into a N...
    President Donald Trump is tweeting that NATO countries "must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS" as he prepares to depart for his four-nation European tour.
    President Donald Trump is tweeting that NATO countries "must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS" as he prepares to depart for his four-nation European tour.
  • Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal

    Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-07-10 20:23:00 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-07-10 21:50:23 GMT
    Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds ($80 million) as it further strengthens its team after winning the Premier League title.
    Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds ($80 million) as it further strengthens its team after winning the Premier League title.
  • Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

    Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-07-10 18:23:03 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-07-10 20:18:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England head coach Gareth Southgate arrives to England's official news conference on the eve of the semifinal match between England and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England head coach Gareth Southgate arrives to England's official news conference on the eve of the semifinal match between England and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
    Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face music of soccer history, looking ahead to a World Cup semifinal match against Croatia rather than decades of failure and hurt.
    Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face music of soccer history, looking ahead to a World Cup semifinal match against Croatia rather than decades of failure and hurt.
  • The Latest: Medic, divers who stayed with boys leave cave

    The Latest: Medic, divers who stayed with boys leave cave

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-07-10 05:21:14 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-07-10 20:06:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). A rescuer moves to the entrance to a cave complex where five still were trapped in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The eight boys were rescued from the flooded cave.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). A rescuer moves to the entrance to a cave complex where five still were trapped in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The eight boys were rescued from the flooded cave.
    The Thai official overseeing the effort to rescue members of a teen soccer team trapped in a flooded cave says a third rescue operation has begun and aims to bring out the remaining four boys and their coach.
    The Thai official overseeing the effort to rescue members of a teen soccer team trapped in a flooded cave says a third rescue operation has begun and aims to bring out the remaining four boys and their coach.
  • Migration, outreach mean diversity is soccer's new normal

    Migration, outreach mean diversity is soccer's new normal

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-07-10 11:21:17 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-07-10 19:53:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 1998 file photo, French teammates from left, Zinedine Zidane, Marcel Desailly and Laurent Blanc hold the soccer World Cup after France defeated Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup final soccer matc...(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 1998 file photo, French teammates from left, Zinedine Zidane, Marcel Desailly and Laurent Blanc hold the soccer World Cup after France defeated Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup final soccer matc...
    The four teams left in the World Cup are all European, yet their roots reach across borders and seas.
    The four teams left in the World Cup are all European, yet their roots reach across borders and seas.
  • Albanian fan wanted for sparking soccer match violence freed

    Albanian fan wanted for sparking soccer match violence freed

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-07-10 14:39:06 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-07-10 18:02:48 GMT
    Ismail Morina, aka Ballisti, an Albanian wanted by Serbia after claiming to have flown a drone carrying a nationalist banner over a stadium in a European qualifier with Albania, a display that prompted fan...
    Ismail Morina, aka Ballisti, an Albanian wanted by Serbia after claiming to have flown a drone carrying a nationalist banner over a stadium in a European qualifier with Albania, a display that prompted fan violence, says he is free.
  • England fans trickling into Moscow for World Cup semifinals

    England fans trickling into Moscow for World Cup semifinals

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-07-10 17:38:27 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-07-10 17:43:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). England soccer fans pose for a photo with their clubs banner in Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). England soccer fans pose for a photo with their clubs banner in Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
    Thousands more England fans are expected to descend on Moscow for their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years, but there's not much sign of them yet.
    Thousands more England fans are expected to descend on Moscow for their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years, but there's not much sign of them yet.
  • A capsule look at the Croatia-England World Cup semifinal

    A capsule look at the Croatia-England World Cup semifinal

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:26:21 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-07-10 17:23:57 GMT
    A capsule look at the World Cup semifinal match between Croatia and England in Moscow.
    A capsule look at the World Cup semifinal match between Croatia and England in Moscow.
  • Rescued Thai soccer team unable to attend World Cup final

    Rescued Thai soccer team unable to attend World Cup final

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-07-10 14:32:48 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:34:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). An ambulance believed to be carrying one of the rescued boys from the flooded cave heads to the hospital in Chiang Rai as divers evacuated the remaining boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district o...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). An ambulance believed to be carrying one of the rescued boys from the flooded cave heads to the hospital in Chiang Rai as divers evacuated the remaining boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district o...
    The youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will be unable to accept FIFA's invitation to attend the World Cup final.
    The youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will be unable to accept FIFA's invitation to attend the World Cup final.
  • Germany makes Mesut Ozil the scapegoat for World Cup exit

    Germany makes Mesut Ozil the scapegoat for World Cup exit

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:18:18 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-07-10 14:25:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file). FILE - In this June 14, 2018 file photo Mesut Ozil scratches his head during a training session of the German team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Vatutinki near Moscow, Russia.(AP Photo/Michael Probst, file). FILE - In this June 14, 2018 file photo Mesut Ozil scratches his head during a training session of the German team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Vatutinki near Moscow, Russia.
    The German soccer federation appears to have decided that Mesut Ozil is the main culprit for the team's shock early World Cup exit.
    The German soccer federation appears to have decided that Mesut Ozil is the main culprit for the team's shock early World Cup exit.
  • Can Southgate rouse England before Croatia match?

    Can Southgate rouse England before Croatia match?

    Monday, July 9 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-07-09 18:20:13 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:28 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:28:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England's Harry Maguire plays a game of darts as the media looks on before a press conference for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Repino near St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England's Harry Maguire plays a game of darts as the media looks on before a press conference for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Repino near St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018.
    England coach Gareth Southgate may try to come up with a big speech before his team meets Croatia in the nation's first World Cup semifinal match since 2002.
    England coach Gareth Southgate may try to come up with a big speech before his team meets Croatia in the nation's first World Cup semifinal match since 2002.
  • The Latest: Ambulances arrive at Thai cave as rains hit area

    The Latest: Ambulances arrive at Thai cave as rains hit area

    Monday, July 9 2018 4:26 AM EDT2018-07-09 08:26:37 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:47 AM EDT2018-07-10 04:47:44 GMT
    (Big Krean via AP). In this image made from video taken Sunday, July 8, 2018, an emergency team carries a stretcher believed to be carrying one of the rescued boys from the flooded cave to a waiting helicopter in Mae Sai, Chiang Mai province, northern ...(Big Krean via AP). In this image made from video taken Sunday, July 8, 2018, an emergency team carries a stretcher believed to be carrying one of the rescued boys from the flooded cave to a waiting helicopter in Mae Sai, Chiang Mai province, northern ...
    Thai authorities have resumed operations to rescue members of a boys' soccer team trapped in a cave after successfully getting four of the boys out Sunday.
    Thai authorities have resumed operations to rescue members of a boys' soccer team trapped in a cave after successfully getting four of the boys out Sunday.
  • Amid jubilation, 4 more boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

    Amid jubilation, 4 more boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

    Monday, July 9 2018 3:26 AM EDT2018-07-09 07:26:28 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-07-10 03:56:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Two helicopters wait near the cave for more evacuations of the boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Monday, July 9, 2018. Thailand's interior minis...(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Two helicopters wait near the cave for more evacuations of the boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Monday, July 9, 2018. Thailand's interior minis...
    Authorities are preparing to resume extractions of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand a day after 4 boys were rescued.
    Authorities are preparing to resume extractions of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand a day after 4 boys were rescued.
  • Buddhist meditation may calm team trapped in Thai cave

    Buddhist meditation may calm team trapped in Thai cave

    Thursday, July 5 2018 6:41 AM EDT2018-07-05 10:41:55 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-07-09 22:36:34 GMT
    (Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center via AP, File). FILE - In this handout photo released by Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center, Thai rescue teams use headlamps to enter a pitch-black cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Ma...(Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center via AP, File). FILE - In this handout photo released by Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center, Thai rescue teams use headlamps to enter a pitch-black cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Ma...
    The soccer coach stranded with 12 boys in a flooded Thai cave spent a decade as a Buddhist monk, honing a meditation skill that may serve him well during their ordeal.
    The soccer coach stranded with 12 boys in a flooded Thai cave spent a decade as a Buddhist monk, honing a meditation skill that may serve him well during their ordeal.
  • The Latest: Official fined, banned; player only gets warning

    The Latest: Official fined, banned; player only gets warning

    Monday, July 9 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-07-09 13:42:42 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-07-09 22:16:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Croatia's Domagoj Vida celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Croatia's Domagoj Vida celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    Croatia has kicked ex-player Ognjen Vukojevic out of its World Cup delegation after he made a pro-Ukraine video with defender Domagoj Vida.
    Croatia has kicked ex-player Ognjen Vukojevic out of its World Cup delegation after he made a pro-Ukraine video with defender Domagoj Vida.
  • Goal-fest possible in France-Belgium World Cup semifinal

    Goal-fest possible in France-Belgium World Cup semifinal

    Sunday, July 8 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-07-08 15:22:17 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-07-09 19:50:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). France's Kylian Mbappe, left, is embraced by France head coach Didier Deschamps as he leaves the pitch during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, i...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). France's Kylian Mbappe, left, is embraced by France head coach Didier Deschamps as he leaves the pitch during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, i...
    Considering the attacking might of both sides, a goal-fest looks possible when France and Belgium meet Tuesday night in the World Cup semifinals.
    Considering the attacking might of both sides, a goal-fest looks possible when France and Belgium meet Tuesday night in the World Cup semifinals.
  • England's set-piece mastery reaping rewards at World Cup

    England's set-piece mastery reaping rewards at World Cup

    Monday, July 9 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-07-09 16:32:30 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-07-09 18:20:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Maguire, right above, scores his side's opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Maguire, right above, scores his side's opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    Set pieces have been the main source of goals at the World Cup and England has been the master of them on its run to the semifinals.
    Set pieces have been the main source of goals at the World Cup and England has been the master of them on its run to the semifinals.
  • US striker Wood joins Hannover on loan from Hamburger SV

    US striker Wood joins Hannover on loan from Hamburger SV

    Monday, July 9 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-07-09 15:57:09 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-07-09 16:43:34 GMT
    United States striker Bobby Wood is joining Bundesliga side Hannover from relegated Hamburger SV.
    United States striker Bobby Wood is joining Bundesliga side Hannover from relegated Hamburger SV.
  • Crowds in Moscow make Qatar rethink 2022 World Cup plans

    Crowds in Moscow make Qatar rethink 2022 World Cup plans

    Monday, July 9 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-07-09 16:17:11 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-07-09 16:33:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Colombia fans react watching the round of 16 match between Colombia and England on a big screen in a fan zone at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Colombia fans react watching the round of 16 match between Colombia and England on a big screen in a fan zone at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
    The big numbers of Latin American fans who came to Russia are making 2022 World Cup organizers rethink their own plans for Qatar.
    The big numbers of Latin American fans who came to Russia are making 2022 World Cup organizers rethink their own plans for Qatar.
  • 4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside

    4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside

    Saturday, July 7 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-07-08 01:40:39 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 3:17 AM EDT2018-07-09 07:17:55 GMT
    (Royal Thai Navy via AP). In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, July 7, 2018, Thai rescue team members walk inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, no...(Royal Thai Navy via AP). In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, July 7, 2018, Thai rescue team members walk inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, no...
    Thai authorities have asked media to leave the area around the entrance of the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped for two weeks, fueling speculation that a rescue mission could be imminent.
    Thai authorities have asked media to leave the area around the entrance of the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped for two weeks, fueling speculation that a rescue mission could be imminent.
  • The Latest: Australia minister praises doctor assessing kids

    The Latest: Australia minister praises doctor assessing kids

    Saturday, July 7 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-07-08 03:50:44 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 3:17 AM EDT2018-07-09 07:17:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Thai soldiers drag water pipes that will help bypass water from entering a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Saturday, July 7, 2018...(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Thai soldiers drag water pipes that will help bypass water from entering a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Saturday, July 7, 2018...
    A Thai governor says the operation to bring out 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach from deep inside a cave where they have been trapped for two weeks has begun.
    A Thai governor says the operation to bring out 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach from deep inside a cave where they have been trapped for two weeks has begun.
  • The Latest: Croatia to go black and blue again at World Cup

    The Latest: Croatia to go black and blue again at World Cup

    Sunday, July 8 2018 8:15 AM EDT2018-07-08 12:15:49 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-07-09 05:22:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Croatia's Domagoj Vida, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's second goalduring the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Sa...(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Croatia's Domagoj Vida, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's second goalduring the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Sa...
    Soccer's international governing body says it is investigating a video made by a Croatia player praising Ukraine after his team beat World Cup host Russia in the quarterfinals.
    Soccer's international governing body says it is investigating a video made by a Croatia player praising Ukraine after his team beat World Cup host Russia in the quarterfinals.
  • World Cup flop Spain parts ways with emergency coach Hierro

    World Cup flop Spain parts ways with emergency coach Hierro

    Sunday, July 8 2018 8:15 AM EDT2018-07-08 12:15:38 GMT
    Sunday, July 8 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-07-09 03:08:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano). Spain head coach Fernando Hierro reacts during the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano). Spain head coach Fernando Hierro reacts during the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018.
    Spain is looking for a head coach for the second time in a tumultuous month after parting ways with Fernando Hierro, who took the job two days before the team's first World Cup game.
    Spain is looking for a head coach for the second time in a tumultuous month after parting ways with Fernando Hierro, who took the job two days before the team's first World Cup game.
  • Croatia working extra, says it will have enough for England

    Croatia working extra, says it will have enough for England

    Sunday, July 8 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-07-08 14:22:13 GMT
    Sunday, July 8 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-07-09 02:54:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatia's Andrej Kramaric celebrates his side's opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Croatia's Andrej Kramaric celebrates his side's opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    Croatia exhausted after second straight penalty shootout win; will be ready for England.
    Croatia exhausted after second straight penalty shootout win; will be ready for England.
  • Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals

    Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals

    Saturday, July 7 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-07-07 21:13:31 GMT
    Sunday, July 8 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-07-08 21:04:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates after scores penalty shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates after scores penalty shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    Croatia ended Russia's surprising World Cup run with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory in the quarterfinals.
    Croatia ended Russia's surprising World Cup run with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory in the quarterfinals.
  • England reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden 2-0

    England reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden 2-0

    Saturday, July 7 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-07-07 16:06:32 GMT
    Sunday, July 8 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-07-08 19:28:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England's Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England's Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    England achieved something David Beckham's generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup.
    England achieved something David Beckham's generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup.
  • US English World Cup viewers drop 38 percent through last 16

    US English World Cup viewers drop 38 percent through last 16

    Friday, July 6 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-07-06 15:41:51 GMT
    Sunday, July 8 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-07-08 19:24:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Vincent). Uruguay's Luis Suarez points during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018.(AP Photo/David Vincent). Uruguay's Luis Suarez points during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018.
    U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup's round of 16 in Russia were down 27 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 38 percent below 2014's level.
    U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup's round of 16 in Russia were down 27 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 38 percent below 2014's level.
  • England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA

    England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA

    Sunday, July 8 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-07-08 16:42:52 GMT
    Sunday, July 8 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-07-08 17:23:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). An England soccer fan sits with a St George's Cross England flag atop of a London Underground subway sign in the London Bridge area of London after England won their quarterfinal match against Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cu...(AP Photo/Matt Dunham). An England soccer fan sits with a St George's Cross England flag atop of a London Underground subway sign in the London Bridge area of London after England won their quarterfinal match against Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cu...
    England has to win two more games to bring the World Cup home, but the enthusiasm of some soccer fans after their team advanced to the semi-finals met international expectations.
    England has to win two more games to bring the World Cup home, but the enthusiasm of some soccer fans after their team advanced to the semi-finals met international expectations.
  • Slab Head, Rocky and 37 headline unlikely World Cup final 4

    Slab Head, Rocky and 37 headline unlikely World Cup final 4

    Saturday, July 7 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-07-07 23:14:19 GMT
    Sunday, July 8 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-07-08 05:27:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Maguire celebrates victory of his team over Sweden during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Maguire celebrates victory of his team over Sweden during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    The World Cup semifinal matchups see an unlikely meeting of English fish and chips against Croatia's famous fish risotto, and France's vin et fromage versus Belgian beer and waffles.
    The World Cup semifinal matchups see an unlikely meeting of English fish and chips against Croatia's famous fish risotto, and France's vin et fromage versus Belgian beer and waffles.
  • After so much humiliation, England a source of pride, unity

    After so much humiliation, England a source of pride, unity

    Saturday, July 7 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-07-07 20:13:28 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-07-08 02:47:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England's Harry Maguire, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, ...(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England's Harry Maguire, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, ...
    So often the source of letdowns and embarrassments, England's national soccer team is a source of national pride again.
    So often the source of letdowns and embarrassments, England's national soccer team is a source of national pride again.
  • WORLD CUP KICKOFF: With Russia out, who will home fans back?

    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: With Russia out, who will home fans back?

    Saturday, July 7 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-07-07 23:40:30 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-07-08 01:49:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). A Russia's fan cries after Russia's loss in the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). A Russia's fan cries after Russia's loss in the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: With 'Roo-see-ah' finally defeated, who among the World Cup's final four will win the home fans' support?.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: With 'Roo-see-ah' finally defeated, who among the World Cup's final four will win the home fans' support?.
  • Thai officials aim to rescue kids from cave before rain hits

    Thai officials aim to rescue kids from cave before rain hits

    Friday, July 6 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-07-07 03:02:14 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-07-08 01:06:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Thai rescuers prepare to enter the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. Thai authorities are racing to pump out ...(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Thai rescuers prepare to enter the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. Thai authorities are racing to pump out ...
    The soccer coach trapped in a cave with 12 Thai boys has apologized to their parents in the first letter he and the team send out through divers.
    The soccer coach trapped in a cave with 12 Thai boys has apologized to their parents in the first letter he and the team send out through divers.
  • The Latest: Croats, Russians agree _ the game was amazing

    The Latest: Croats, Russians agree _ the game was amazing

    Saturday, July 7 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-07-07 14:53:01 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-07-08 00:28:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England's Harry Maguire heads the ball to score his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). England's Harry Maguire heads the ball to score his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    England has gone up 1-0 in its quarterfinal match against Sweden with Harry Maguire's bouncing header off a corner kick in the 30th minute.
    England has gone up 1-0 in its quarterfinal match against Sweden with Harry Maguire's bouncing header off a corner kick in the 30th minute.
  • Qataris considering a 48-team option for 2022 World Cup

    Qataris considering a 48-team option for 2022 World Cup

    Saturday, July 7 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-07-07 18:34:46 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-07-07 23:21:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Vincent). FIFA President Gianni Infantino, 2nd left, attends the pre-match show for the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July ...(AP Photo/David Vincent). FIFA President Gianni Infantino, 2nd left, attends the pre-match show for the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July ...
    Qatari organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they are open to talks about a 48-team tournament, and can see a format to host it alone.
    Qatari organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they are open to talks about a 48-team tournament, and can see a format to host it alone.
  • Ovechkin shows off the Stanley Cup at the World Cup

    Ovechkin shows off the Stanley Cup at the World Cup

    Saturday, July 7 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-07-07 14:32:46 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-07-07 20:54:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov). Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, holds the Stanley Cup trophy at the fan zone in Moscow ahead of the the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup that is being played in th...(AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov). Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, holds the Stanley Cup trophy at the fan zone in Moscow ahead of the the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup that is being played in th...
    Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals has brought the Stanley Cup to the World Cup.
    Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals has brought the Stanley Cup to the World Cup.
  • Neymar, Brazil head home early _ again _ with many questions

    Neymar, Brazil head home early _ again _ with many questions

    Saturday, July 7 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-07-07 18:29:46 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-07-07 20:11:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andre Penner). Brazil's Neymar leaves the hotel to board a bus in his way to the airport Airport in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Brazil lost the quarterfinal against Belgium and leave the soccer World Cup.(AP Photo/Andre Penner). Brazil's Neymar leaves the hotel to board a bus in his way to the airport Airport in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Brazil lost the quarterfinal against Belgium and leave the soccer World Cup.
    Brazil came to Russia with a strong team, a well-liked coach and a great star.
    Brazil came to Russia with a strong team, a well-liked coach and a great star.
  • WORLD CUP KICKOFF: England's 'easy' path runs through Sweden

    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: England's 'easy' path runs through Sweden

    Friday, July 6 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-07-06 22:26:43 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-07-07 18:25:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England head coach Gareth Southgate attends official training of his team in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018, on the eve of the quarter-final match between England and Sweden at the 2018 soccer ...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England head coach Gareth Southgate attends official training of his team in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018, on the eve of the quarter-final match between England and Sweden at the 2018 soccer ...
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: England's path back to the World Cup final must run through Sweden, which will have something to say about how savvy English coach Gareth Southgate's strategy was.
    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: England's path back to the World Cup final must run through Sweden, which will have something to say about how savvy English coach Gareth Southgate's strategy was.
  • England starts same lineup, while Sweden makes 2 changes

    England starts same lineup, while Sweden makes 2 changes

    Saturday, July 7 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-07-07 13:22:27 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-07-07 18:10:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Kane, right, and his teammate walk at the pitch prior the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Kane, right, and his teammate walk at the pitch prior the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    England coach Gareth Southgate is sending the same lineup that edged Colombia out to start against Sweden in the World Cup quarterfinals, while Sweden makes two changes.
    England coach Gareth Southgate is sending the same lineup that edged Colombia out to start against Sweden in the World Cup quarterfinals, while Sweden makes two changes.
  • Belgium eliminates Brazil, advances to World Cup semifinals

    Belgium eliminates Brazil, advances to World Cup semifinals

    Friday, July 6 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-07-06 20:14:19 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-07-07 15:07:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne scores his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne scores his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018.
    Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1, sending Neymar home without living up to the expectations of being soccer's most expensive player.
    Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1, sending Neymar home without living up to the expectations of being soccer's most expensive player.
  • France reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0

    France reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0

    Friday, July 6 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-07-06 16:07:20 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-07-07 14:34:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). France's Antoine Griezmann scores his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). France's Antoine Griezmann scores his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018.
    Antoine Griezmann's fluke goal helped France earn a place in the World Cup semifinals with a 2-0 victory over Uruguay.
    Antoine Griezmann's fluke goal helped France earn a place in the World Cup semifinals with a 2-0 victory over Uruguay.
  • Death of ex-SEAL cave diver touches Thais riveted by rescue

    Death of ex-SEAL cave diver touches Thais riveted by rescue

    Friday, July 6 2018 9:07 AM EDT2018-07-06 13:07:53 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 2:57 AM EDT2018-07-07 06:57:45 GMT
    (AP Photo). The body of Saman Gunan, a former Thai navy SEAL who died during an overnight mission, is carried during a repatriation and religious rites ceremony at Chiang Rai Airport in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6,...(AP Photo). The body of Saman Gunan, a former Thai navy SEAL who died during an overnight mission, is carried during a repatriation and religious rites ceremony at Chiang Rai Airport in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6,...
    A former member of the Thai navy's elite SEAL unit who volunteered to help his old comrades in their risky mission to evacuate 12 boys and their soccer coach from a partly flooded cave has become the first casualty...
    A former member of the Thai navy's elite SEAL unit who volunteered to help his old comrades in their risky mission to evacuate 12 boys and their soccer coach from a partly flooded cave has become the first casualty of the massive rescue effort.
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