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Sickly Swedes can still send Germany home early, says captain Granqvist

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 8:21am
SOCHI (Reuters) - Sweden's preparations may have been hit by illness and injury but team captain Andreas Granqvist still believes that his side can score a first competitive win over Germany since 1958 to send the defending champions home early from the World Cup.

Brazil drawing 0-0 with Costa Rica at halftime

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 7:51am
ST. PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Brazil had more of the possession and more of the shots but they could not turn their dominance into goals as the first half of their second World Cup Group E match with Costa Rica ended 0-0 on Friday.

Qualified France now have time to fine tune

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 7:22am
ISTRA, Russia (Reuters) - France might not have impressed in their first two World Cup matches, but they have already secured their last-16 spot and will use their last Group C game against Denmark to improve before the knockout phase.

On the road with Portuguese fans is a moveable feast

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 6:58am
SARANSK, Russia (Reuters) - Sustained by Portuguese wine, cheese and sausage, and battling off swarms of mosquitoes, friends Carlos Brum and Pedro Lobito have driven their spectacularly decorated camper van 7,000km from Lisbon to Russia to cheer on their heroes in the World Cup.

Brand 'Messi' unblemished by poor World Cup

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 6:57am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lionel Messi may be heading home early from the World Cup after flops on the pitch for Argentina yet he will remain a ubiquitous presence in Russia and around the world as the face of dozens of brand marketing campaigns.

Nerves over, Uruguay ready to play unshackled

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 6:55am
NIZHNY NOVGOROD (Reuters) - Comfortably through to the next stage of the World Cup but hardly lighting the tournament up with their play, Uruguay believe they will become more free-flowing from now.

Feline fortune-teller Achilles backs Brazil to beat Costa Rica

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 5:53am
(Reuters) - Brazil might have made a slow start to their World Cup campaign but things are looking up, with feline fortune-teller Achilles predicting a win against Costa Rica hours before kick off in St Petersburg on Friday.

Croatia remind of their quality as they seek to emulate class of '98

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 5:28am
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Croatia might have been under the radar coming into the World Cup finals but there will be few sides relishing the possibility of playing them after they displayed their quality with a 3-0 thumping of Argentina in Group D on Thursday.

NHL releases 2018-19 schedule, including two outdoor games

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 5:19am
The National Hockey League released its complete 1,271-game schedule for 2018-19 on Thursday, headlined by an Oct. 3 season-opening slate including the home opener for the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.

Senators GM says locker room was 'broken' before Hoffman trade

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:48am
Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion did not mince words Thursday regarding his decision to rid the club of veteran Mike Hoffman.

Florida knocks out Texas Tech in baseball College World Series

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:44am
JJ Schwarz hit a two-run home run, Jack Leftwich pitched into the seventh inning, and the defending champion Florida Gators kept their College World Series run alive with a 9-6 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a elimination game Thursday night in Omaha, Neb.

Reporters tweet NBA draft picks, defying embargo request

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:36am
As NBA front-office executives made high-pressure decisions in Thursday's draft, another compelling drama unfolded in front of fans on social media. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania defied a reported request by the league to restrict real-time online coverage of the draft.

Giants' Strickland apologizes for self-inflicted injury

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:27am
San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland, feeling the pain physically and emotionally, apologized Thursday to the team and its fans for breaking the pinkie on his pitching hand while punching a door in anger earlier this week.

Major League Baseball roundup: Soto powers Nats past O's

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:23am
Juan Soto lined a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning to give the Washington Nationals a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday at Nationals Park.

Sampaoli strife deepens misery for Argentine coaches at World Cup

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:08am
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) - Five Argentine managers entered the World Cup last week in what appeared to be a demonstration of the vast quality of coaching in the nation but each one of them has had a disastrous tournament and three are already preparing to pack their bags.

Egypt to file complaint against referee after Russia defeat

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:58am
MOSCOW, Russia (Reuters) - Egypt will formally protest to FIFA about the performance of Paraguay referee Enrique Caceres whose decisions they feel prejudiced the outcome of their World Cup game against hosts Russia in St Petersburg on Tuesday.

Stressed Messi enduring a World Cup of nightmares

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 2:52am
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - As an excited Diego Maradona twirled his shirt from the stands and thousands of Argentina fans bayed before kickoff against Croatia, Lionel Messi was seen rubbing his forehead in stress.

Croatian media hail 'fairytale' win over Argentina

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 2:21am
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia's euphoric media ran out of superlatives as they hailed the Balkan nation's stunning World Cup win over Argentina which propelled them into the competition's knockout stages for the first time since the 1998 tournament when they finished third.

Djokovic says not among favorites at Wimbledon, backs Federer

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:59pm
(Reuters) - Novak Djokovic does not consider himself among the favorites at next month's Wimbledon and shares the popular view that defending champion Roger Federer is likely to win a record ninth trophy at the All England Club.

Blake still looking to rediscover his best at Jamaica trials

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:25pm
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Former world champion Yohan Blake, who is still seeking to return to his best after years of sub-par performances, clocked 10.11 seconds in 100m qualifying at the Jamaican Athletics championships on Thursday.