Belgium finishes third at World Cup

AP 07/15/2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals. At least they hope. The Belgians earned their best World Cup finish by…

Europe assured of extending World Cup winning streak to 4

AP 07/07/2018

After exit of Brazil, Uruguay Moscow — The World Cup is staying in Europe, and it’s not even a close race. All four semifinalists at this year’s tournament in Russia will be European. The most powerful continent…

World Cup update: Brazil advances to quarterfinals with win over Mexico

Mars Alison 07/03/2018

Brazil was able to do what Argentina, Portugal and Spain could not, as it advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 dismissal of Mexico in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Neymar Jr., who was named Man…

Messi and Ronaldo exit World Cup without titles

AP 07/01/2018

Moscow — Lionel Messi stared, hands on hips, pain etched across a face once boyish and filled with limitless joy, now obscured by a brown beard and hardened by expectations for his nation unmet. Four hours later…

San Francisco still unbeaten in Gov’s Cup semis

Ray Charlie Diaz 06/28/2018

  San Francisco dealt Medellin a 77-74 loss in the ongoing North Division semifinals of the Governor’s Cup Inter-Cities and Municipalities Basketball Tournament 2018 at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex on Wednesday night. The win…

World Cup update: Defending champion Germany eliminated

Mars Alison 06/28/2018

Reigning champion Germany bowed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia after absorbing a 2-0 loss to Korea Republic in its final match in the group stage. The 2014 champions saw their chances  dashed when Korea…

Spain, Portugal advance to Round of 16

Mars Alison 06/26/2018

  Spain and Portugal booked their spots into the Round of 16 despite drawing their respective final matches in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Spain surprisingly ended as the Group B winners…

Colombia downs Poland; England routs Panama; Japan and Senegal share top spot

Mars Alison 06/25/2018

  Colombia is staying alive in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 3-0 outclassing of Poland while Japan and Senegal share the top spot in Group H after drawing their match. Earlier, England marched into…

Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

AP 06/24/2018

SOCHI, Russia — The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Sweden’s penalty area. With the score tied in the…

World Cup update: Brazil ends Costa Rica’s World Cup campaign

Mars G. Alison 06/22/2018

Late goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar Jr. gave Brazil its first win at the expense of Costa Rica, 2-0, in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia late Friday night, Philippine time. Coutinho and Neymar both scored…

Messi is a ‘mess’ in the World Cup

AP 06/22/2018

NIZHNY Novgorod, Russia— Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the…

Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup

AP 06/20/2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era. Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup — and…

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