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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local):6:33 p.m.Carlos Vela has converted a penalty kick to put Mexico up a goal on South Korea in the 26th minute in Rostov-on-Don.The referee awarded the penalty after a sliding Jang Hyun-soo handled the ball while trying to …
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A former Chicago Bears and Ohio State University football player who authorities say was ordered to leave a bar because he was intoxicated and stumbling has been indicted for allegedly slamming an Ohio sheriff's deputy arm with a van door.Thirty-four-year-old Kirk …
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Neymar is hurting, probably physically and almost for sure emotionally.The Brazil striker, the face of the team at the World Cup and the one carrying the hopes of the nation on his shoulders, came into the tournament with a foot injury. And after a dramatic …
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Hernan Gomez is either soccer's most candid coach, or a master motivator who says one thing in public and another to his Panama players as they navigate through the country's first World Cup."This is going to be our hardest match by far," Gomez said Saturday, …
LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton secured a record-extending 75th pole position at Formula One's French Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on Saturday.Points leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari will start the race from third, followed by Red Bull pair Max …
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov has granted honorary citizenship to striker Mohamed Salah at a banquet held to say goodbye to Egypt's World Cup squad.The Pharaohs, as the Egyptian squad is known, adopted the Russian region's capital, Grozny, as their base for the …
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Long Island University's basketball team played in a French Baroque movie palace in downtown Brooklyn.The gilded wall fountains, plastered statuettes and towering, one-of-a-kind Wurlitzer organ pipes of the historic Paramount Theater were preserved by the …
MOSCOW (AP) — For an England team that came to the World Cup with reduced expectations, things are setting up nicely.The younger, friendlier squad — a minor dust-up with the media notwithstanding — began with a 2-1 win over Tunisia on a late header by Harry Kane, who also …
PARIS (AP) — Former top-ranked Amelie Mauresmo will become the first woman to captain France's Davis Cup men's team when she replaces Yannick Noah next season."I'm obviously very proud of the trust put in me," said Mauresmo, who has also coached Andy Murray.The 38-year-old Frenchwoman is a …
MOSCOW (AP) — Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored two goals each in a dominant Belgium display on Saturday, leading their team over Tunisia 5-2 in the highest scoring game of the World Cup.The Red Devils were rampant at times and rested both forwards in the second half for tougher tests …
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — In theory, it's an inconsequential match between two teams already eliminated from the World Cup.In reality, Monday's clash between Egypt and Saudi Arabia is about pride, politics and maybe some score settling too.Fans in the two nations are locked in a public …
LONDON (AP) — Marin Cilic reached a second straight Queen's Club final after defeating Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) on Saturday.The top-seeded Croat raised his game when it mattered most, winning both tiebreakers in a match which featured no breaks of serve.Cilic, who won Queen's in 2012 …
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Magdalena Rybarikova, the grass-court expert whose career was in danger of ending after wrist and knee surgeries, overcame Barbora Strycova 7-6 (1), 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Birmingham Classic for a second time.It was further proof of a remarkable …
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer will play 21-year-old Borna Coric in the Gerry Weber Open final as he chases his 99th career singles title on Sunday.Federer reached his 12th final in Halle after beating qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6 (1), 7-5 on Saturday.Coric advanced …
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Since its first year on the LPGA Tour in 2007, the crowds at the NW Arkansas Championship have belonged to Stacy Lewis.Another former University of Arkansas star staked her claim as the hometown favorite Friday when Gaby Lopez shot a career-low 8-under 63 to take the …
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Coach Stanislav Cherchesov insists Russia's success at the World Cup is about much more than home-team advantage.Russia will face its toughest challenge — so far — against Uruguay. The undefeated teams play Monday in Samara for the top spot in their …
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Senegal and Japan have been part of the uprising of the underdogs at this World Cup, in the mix among the lower-ranked teams that are surprisingly taking points from the favorites.Defying expectations, Japan beat Colombia 2-1 in its opening match to become the …
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Morocco has lost both its matches at the World Cup and hasn't scored a goal. That doesn't mean Spain will have it easy against the North Africans.The Atlas Lions will be desperate to salvage something from what has been a miserable World Cup for Morocco when they …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair.Iranian officials have denied the claim.The Saturday report by Jam-e Jam newspaper's TV …
MOSCOW (AP) — American soccer fans: Iceland's prime minister wants your support.The United States is absent from the World Cup for the first time since 1986, which means up to 325 million Americans are temporarily free agents.Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir says her island nation about …

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