World Cup Headlines

  • Ronaldo doesn’t score, but Juventus wins

    A smile, a wink and a thumbs-up: Cristiano Ronaldo didn't seem too perturbed at not scoring on his Juventus debut in Italy's Serie A league. The 33-year-old forward appeared relaxed after Saturday's 3-2 victory at Chievo Verona. "Cristiano Ronaldo had a good game. He had several shots on goal. Today he didn't score because clearly it was written somewhere that he wouldn't score," said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri with a smile. The...

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  • Tite brings in young blood for Brazil soccer friendlies in USA

    Manchester United's Andreas Pereira and Barcelona's Artur are among the new names in a much-changed Brazil squad for upcoming friendlies against the United States and El Salvador, coach Tite said on Friday.

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  • Soccer: French soccer fans queue for shirt carrying second star

    Scores of French soccer fans queued on Friday to snap up the first of the national team's new shirts carrying a second star to mark Les Bleus' World Cup win in Russia.

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  • Soccer: Schalke sign Morocco left back Mendyl on five-year deal

    Champions League participants Schalke 04 on Friday signed Morocco defender Hamza Mendyl from French club OSC Lille on a five-year contract, boosting their back line a week before the start of the Bundesliga season.

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  • Davis Cup overhauled for 2019 with season-ending team event

    The Davis Cup is getting a radical makeover in hopes of reviving an event that has lost some luster. Beginning next year, the top team event in men's tennis will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site. The International Tennis Federation believes this format will be more attractive to elite players who often pass on competing for their countries because of a crowded schedule. Teams will play one week in February to advance to the...

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  • Soccer: Germany's Khedira wants to continue international career

    Germany veteran midfielder Sami Khedira said on Thursday he was eager to keep playing for the national team despite the former world champions' World Cup fiasco this year.

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