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Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup 'between 400 and 500'

Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup 'between 400 and 500'

A top Qatari official involved in preparing his country’s hosting of the World Cup has put the number of worker deaths for the tournament “between 400 and 500” for the first time ... Continue Reading
France can win its World Cup group, Tunisia simply must win

France can win its World Cup group, Tunisia simply must win

Defending champion France has not won all three of its World Cup group matches since claiming its first title in 1998 ... Continue Reading
Croatia charged for World Cup fans' taunts of Canada goalie

Croatia charged for World Cup fans' taunts of Canada goalie

Croatia fans’ taunts aimed at the Canada goalkeeper who has Serbian family ties led FIFA to open a disciplinary case at the World Cup ... Continue Reading
Australia plays Denmark for last 16 spot at World Cup

Australia plays Denmark for last 16 spot at World Cup

Australia faces European Championship semifinalist Denmark in a decisive final group game at the World Cup with the winner likely advancing to the last 16 ... Continue Reading
Mexico faces early World Cup exit against Saudi Arabia

Mexico faces early World Cup exit against Saudi Arabia

Mexico has reached the round of 16 at the last seven World Cups, tied for the longest current streak with Brazil ... Continue Reading
Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

The last World Cup clash between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged matches in soccer history ... Continue Reading
Canada heads home from the World Cup with work to be done

Canada heads home from the World Cup with work to be done

Canada plays its final group stage match at the World Cup already knowing it won't go through to the knockout round ... Continue Reading
Veterans keep important role in Spain's young World Cup team

Veterans keep important role in Spain's young World Cup team

Spain coach Luis Enrique went out to the field and began talking to some of his players after the final whistle of Spain’s 1-1 draw with Germany at the World Cup ... Continue Reading
France can win WCup group in style, Tunisia simply must win

France can win WCup group in style, Tunisia simply must win

Defending champion France has not won its three group-stage matches since winning its first World Cup title in 1998 ... Continue Reading
Messi, Argentina play Poland for survival at World Cup

Messi, Argentina play Poland for survival at World Cup

Lionel Messi has already come to Argentina’s rescue at the World Cup and he might have to do it all over again ... Continue Reading
Qatar loses on World Cup field, makes gains on global stage

Qatar loses on World Cup field, makes gains on global stage

Qatar's soccer team was the first World Cup host nation to lose its opening match and followed that with a second loss that knocked it from the tournament before the end of the group stage ... Continue Reading
Snell runs for go-ahead TD, Steelers hold off Colts 24-17

Snell runs for go-ahead TD, Steelers hold off Colts 24-17

Benny Snell Jr.’s 2-yard touchdown run with 9:55 left gave Pittsburgh the lead and the Steelers fended off a last-minute comeback bid to beat the Indianapolis Colts 24-17 ... Continue Reading
No. 9 Kansas routs Texas Southern 87-55 for bounce-back win

No. 9 Kansas routs Texas Southern 87-55 for bounce-back win

Jalen Wilson hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points, MJ Rice added 19 and No. 9 Kansas beat Texas Southern 87-55 on Monday night ... Continue Reading
Bouchard, Draisaitl help Oilers beat Panthers 4-3 in OT

Bouchard, Draisaitl help Oilers beat Panthers 4-3 in OT

Evan Bouchard scored the tying goal with 5 seconds remaining in the third period and Leon Draisaitl got the winner 22 seconds into overtime as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 ... Continue Reading
Jokic, Murray lead Nuggets to 129-113 win over Rockets

Jokic, Murray lead Nuggets to 129-113 win over Rockets

Nikola Jokic had 32 points and 12 rebounds, Jamal Murray scored a season-high 31 and the Denver Nuggets defeated the Houston Rockets 129-113 ... Continue Reading
Booker scores 44, Suns top Kings 122-117 for 5th straight

Booker scores 44, Suns top Kings 122-117 for 5th straight

Devin Booker had 44 points, eight rebounds and six steals, and the Phoenix Suns extended their winning streak to five with a 122-117 victory over the Sacramento Kings ... Continue Reading
Rookie Nembhard hits 3 at buzzer, Pacers stun Lakers 116-115

Rookie Nembhard hits 3 at buzzer, Pacers stun Lakers 116-115

Rookie Andrew Nembhard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a stunning 116-115 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers ... Continue Reading
World Cup: US and Iran pulled into politics

World Cup: US and Iran pulled into politics

The United States and Iran play Tuesday with the Americans needing to win to advance into the knockout stage of the World Cup ... Continue Reading
Free agent slugger José Abreu signs 3-year deal with Astros

Free agent slugger José Abreu signs 3-year deal with Astros

José Abreu and the World Series champion Astros have agreed to a three-year contract, adding another powerful bat to Houston’s lineup ... Continue Reading
Blackshear's 16 help Nevada take down Sam Houston 78-60

Blackshear's 16 help Nevada take down Sam Houston 78-60

Led by Kenan Blackshear's 16 points, the Nevada Wolf Pack defeated the Sam Houston Bearkats 78-60 on Monday ... Continue Reading