Carlos Yulo bags another gold, rules vault in Baku World Cup

June Navarro 03/13/2023

MANILA, Philippines—Carlos Edriel Yulo struck another gold by topping the men’s vault final at the end of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series in Baku, Azerbaijan on Sunday. Coming off a victory in the parallel bars…

Messi scores on return after World Cup triumph as PSG extends Ligue 1 lead

Reuters 01/12/2023

PARIS—-Lionel Messi celebrated his return to competition after the World Cup by scoring a second-half goal as Paris St Germain extended its Ligue 1 lead to six points with a 2-0 home win over Angers on Wednesday.…

Mbappe delivers for PSG as Neymar is sent off

Agence France Presse 12/29/2022

Kylian Mbappe scored an injury-time penalty to seal a 2-1 win for Paris Saint-Germain over Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Wednesday before admitting he will never get over France’s World Cup final defeat to Argentina. Mbappe was…

Success is a Messi affair

Raphael A. Pangalangan - @inquirerdotnet 12/22/2022

Over a third into regulation time in this year’s World Cup final, it seemed as if the writing were on the wall for France’s motley crew. But Kylian Mbappé had other plans. With Argentina leading 2-Nil, Mbappé…

Messi’s World Cup post beats egg to become most-liked on Instagram

Reuters 12/21/2022

Lionel Messi set yet another record on Tuesday after his Instagram post celebrating Argentina’s World Cup win became the most-liked on the platform, breaking a nearly four-year-old record held by a photo of an egg. Having led…

World Cup to UAAP

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 12/20/2022

I’ve told the story many times over about how, until I became UP Diliman chancellor in 2014, I was your typical nerd who knew virtually nothing about sports. I have to admit it wasn’t just ignorance, but…

Lionel Messi: The Greatest?

Agence France Presse 12/19/2022

For his legions of admirers, the debate about Lionel Messi’s right to be regarded as the greatest footballer in history is officially over. The absence of a World Cup winners’ medal has long been Exhibit A in…

Argentina street party explodes after World Cup win

Reuters 12/19/2022

BUENOS AIRES — Hundreds of thousands of Argentines poured into the streets on a sunny Sunday in Buenos Aires, ecstatic after a nail-biting victory on penalties in the World Cup final over France made the South Americans…

Argentina wins incredible World Cup final on penalties

Reuters 12/19/2022

LUSAIL, Qatar — Argentina won its third World Cup in extraordinary style on Sunday, beating France 4-2 in a penalty shootout after Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3-3 draw that featured a hat-trick for Kylian Mbappe…

Croatia tops Morocco 2-1 to clinch third spot at World Cup

Reuters 12/18/2022

DOHA  – Croatia beat injury-hit Morocco 2-1 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to leave Qatar on a high after again surpassing expectations following their run to the final in 2018. Despite defeat, Morocco also leave with…

Mbappe seeks to re-order football’s hierarchy in World Cup final

Reuters 12/17/2022

Kylian Mbappe can on Sunday become the youngest player to win two World Cups since Pele achieved the feat at the age of 21. Mbappe, who turns 24 two days after the final, is the joint leading…

Luka Modric, Croatia stand between Lionel Messi and World Cup final

Agence France Presse 12/12/2022

Lionel Messi and Argentina’s World Cup dream remains alive but an indefatigable Croatia side inspired by the enduring brilliance of Luka Modric stands in their way in Tuesday’s semifinal in Doha. Argentina has recovered from the shock…

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