World Cup Headlines

  • Polish ski jumper bounces back to grab gold on large hill

    After missing the podium a week ago, defending Olympic champion Kamil Stoch came up big on the large hill. The 30-year-old Polish ski jumper had leaps of 135 and 136.5 meters for 285.7 points to win the gold medal on the large hill Sunday at the Pyeongchang Games. Normal hill gold medalist Andreas Wellinger of Germany took the silver at Alpensia Ski Jumping Center. Robert Johansson of Norway won the bronze. Stoch, who won both the normal and...

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  • New U.S. Soccer president starts job with a long to-do list

    So now that Carlos Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, what’s next? In the short term, probably not much. Cordeiro, a former Goldman Sachs executive, has promised to run the sport much like a CEO runs a major corporation. So, for the time being, expect a lot of committees...

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  • Soccer: Brazil coach confirms 15 names for Russia

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil coach Tite said on Friday he had filled 15 places in his World Cup squad, with Thiago Silva and Roberto Firmino among those who will definitely be going to Russia.

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  • World Cup 2018 fixtures and TV schedule

    The 2018 World Cup is fast approaching, with national sides making their final preparations ahead of this summer's tournament.

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  • U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin fails to medal in slalom

    Frida Hansdotter held off the conservative-skiing Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic slalom title Friday at the Pyeongchang Games. In second after the opening run, the Swedish skier powered through the sun-splashed course on her final charge to finish in a combined time of 1 minute, 38.63 seconds. First-run leader Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was second and Katharina Gallhuber of Austria earned a surprise bronze. ...

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  • FA questions Qatar over migrant workers' rights day after signing agreement with World Cup 2022 hosts

    The Football Association says that its chairman Greg Clarke has raised the issue of migrant workers’ rights with the Qatar authorities after the governing body signed a memorandum of understanding with 2022 World Cup hosts, who have been accused of widespread abuses.

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  • England friendlies with Qatar on cards after FA agrees partnership

    • ‘Memorandum of understanding’ to ‘share knowledge’ with Qatar FA • FA chairman Greg Clarke signs deal with 2022 World Cup hosts The Football Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Football Association ahead of the Gulf State hosting the 2022 World Cup. Three years after then-FA chairman Greg Dyke described Qatar being awarded the World Cup as “the worst moment in Fifa’s history”, his successor Greg Clarke was in Doha to forge links with the country. Continue...

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  • Rights group sounds alarm over Chechnya's role in soccer World Cup

    MOSCOW/CAIRO (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch has said world soccer's governing body must tackle rights abuses in Russia's Chechnya region now that one of the teams in this year's World Cup in Russia has chosen Chechnya as the location for its base camp.

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  • Rights group sounds alarm over Chechnya's role in soccer World Cup

    MOSCOW/CAIRO (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch has said world soccer's governing body must tackle rights abuses in Russia's Chechnya region now that one of the teams in this year's World Cup in Russia has chosen Chechnya as the location for its base camp.

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  • Cricket: Virat Kohli eyes World Cup glory after conquering South Africa

    PORT ELIZABETH (Reuters) - India's first ever one-day international series victory in South Africa has laid a strong platform for the country's hopes of a successful 2019 World Cup campaign, captain Virat Kohli said.

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  • Cricket-Kohli eyes World Cup glory after conquering South Africa

    PORT ELIZABETH, Feb 14 (Reuters) - India's first ever one-day international series victory in South Africa has laid a strong platform for the country's hopes of a successful 2019 World Cup campaign, captain Virat Kohli said.

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  • USA’s Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scores goals 6 seconds apart

    Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson can't remember ever scoring twice on the same shift. The three-time Olympian looking for her first gold medal is just happy to give the Americans a bit of a boost. She did it in Olympic-record fashion. Lamoureux-Davidson had the fastest back-to-back goals in Olympic history, scoring six seconds apart in the second period as the United States shut out the Russians 5-0 in Gangneung on Tuesday night. "I don't know if...

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  • World champion Heather Bergsma fades as U.S. disappoints

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Three events into the Olympic speedskating competition and the Americans remain off the podium. The latest setback came Monday night when world champion Heather Bergsma finished eighth in the 1,500 meters. Brittany Bowe had the highest U.S. finish of fifth. Mia Manganello was 22nd out of 26 skaters. Their results recall four years ago in Sochi when the U.S. team was blanked, a stunning result for a sport that has earned America's most...

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  • Norway’s Maren Lundby true to form, lands ski-jump gold

    After dominating the ski-jumping World Cup this season, Maren Lundby wasn't about to be denied on the sport's biggest stage. The 23-year-old Norwegian overcame frigid temperatures Monday to win the women's ski-jumping normal-hill gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Lundby, who has won seven of 10 events this season, nailed a jump of 110 meters for 264.6 points to grab Norway's second gold medal of the games. "I knew when I landed I had...

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  • Brian Moore's Full Contact: 'If Wales had their key players against England they looked likely to nick it'

    Brian Moore and Rob Andrew are back to analyse the second round of NatWest Six Nations action.

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  • Putin meets FIFA president Infantino to discuss World Cup

    Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Monday to discuss World Cup preparations. Putin had been scheduled to host Infantino at his residence in … Click to Continue

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  • Colts hire Frank Reich as head coach

    The Indianapolis Colts' second choice for head coach could turn out to be even better than the first. Frank Reich has the Super Bowl championship gear to prove it. Five days after New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels reneged on a deal to take the Colts' job, Ballard hired Reich, a man who helped lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960. "Frank is a leader of men who will demand excellence from our players on and off...

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  • Medal for Chris Mazdzer: For USA Luge, silver seemed like gold

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The United States has had an Olympic luge team since 1964. Fifty-four year later, it has its first men's singles medalist. Not even a month ago, Chris Mazdzer was at rock bottom, going public with his season-long struggles in a social-media post. On Sunday, he was on top of the world, throwing a fist in the air, grabbing an American flag from the stands and letting out a scream of absolute jubilation. If ever a silver medal felt like...

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  • US soccer reboots, elects Carlos Cordeiro president

    Carlos Cordeiro was elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday in Orlando, Fla., assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. Cordeiro has been the right-hand man of outgoing president Sunil Gulati. He now is charged with running the U.S. end of a bid with Mexico and Canada for the right to host the 2026 World Cup. He won on the third ballot with 68.6 percent...

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  • Charlotte Kalla wins 1st gold medal of Pyeongchang Olympics

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games a few hours before Lim Hyo-jun earned host country South Korea its first gold. In the first medal event of the Winter Olympics on Saturday, Kalla won the women's 15-kilometer skiathlon by more than seven seconds. Later in the day, Lim crossed the finish line first in the men's 1,500-meter short-track speedskating event, setting off a huge roar from a capacity crowd at Gangneung Ice...

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  • Soccer: Former FIFA vice-president Chung's ban cut to 15 months

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon's five-year ban from soccer, over ethics violations in connection with South Korea's unsuccessful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, has been cut to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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  • Former FIFA vice-president Chung's ban cut to 15 months

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon's five-year ban from soccer, over ethics violations in connection with South Korea's unsuccessful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, has been cut to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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  • L.A. gets extended deadline to consider 2026 World Cup bid

    Los Angeles will have more time to submit its bid to become one of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup. Alex Comisar, spokesman for Mayor Eric Garcetti, said Friday the United Bid Committee extended the deadline until later this month for Los Angeles to bid on a piece of the international event....

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  • Cricket: World Cup qualification can lift all Zimbabwe

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has been rocked by political instability and a prolonged economic slump, but a successful cricket World Cup qualification campaign has the potential to lift the entire nation, according to captain Graeme Cremer.

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