Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — 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.
This time, the political overtones are just as strong and relations perhaps even more fraught as the U.S.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The task is clear for the United States: beat Iran in a politically charged World Cup match or go home.
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Qatar's World Cup is the most compact in history, with all eight stadiums radiating from the capital city in a country smaller than the U.S.
HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson was a star with the Houston Texans. Then he became disgruntled and later disgraced. After sitting out an entire season, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns. There, he has missed most of another as punishment amid sexual misconduct allegations.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Neymar will miss Brazil's last group game at the World Cup because of his right ankle injury, the team doctor said Tuesday.
Rodrigo Lasmar said the Brazil forward will not recover in time to face Cameroon in the Group G game on Friday.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A top Qatari official involved in the country's World Cup organization has put the number of worker deaths for the tournament “between 400 and 500” for the first time, a drastically higher number than any other previously offered by Doha.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Threatening to overshadow an intoxicating weekend in the NFL that began with a trio of Thanksgiving classics and included two successful do-or-die 2-point conversions was all the drama that happened off the field in Week 12.
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic may just be putting together his best season.
It still may not be enough to get the Denver Nuggets' big man a third straight NBA MVP.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — All it takes is one shot to settle the nerves, to create momentum or restore confidence, or in the case of Justin Thomas, to stop the bleeding.
Thomas has won the PGA Championship twice, and both times he looked back to a moment before the final round that was crucial to winning.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few always builds an ambitious nonconference schedule, helping not only harden his team for March but also to balance the Bulldogs' weaker West Coast Conference slate when it comes to the NCAA selection committee.
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AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — The Netherlands finished off the worst showing by any World Cup host nation by beating Qatar 2-0 on Tuesday.
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have fined Caesars Sportsbook for wrongly refusing to pay out over $27,000 to a gambler who made winning bets on an international hockey game last year.
ATLANTA (AP) — The parents of a Georgia high school basketball player who collapsed while practicing outdoors in sweltering heat and later died announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a $10 million settlement with the school district.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The protester who ran onto the field during a World Cup match carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a blue Superman T-shirt with messages in support of Ukraine and Iranian women was banned Tuesday from attending any more matches during the tournament in Qatar.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Scandal. Titles. More scandal.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — While Canada is understandably disappointed to be heading home following the World Cup’s group stage, in a way the team's work is just beginning with an eye toward 2026.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After the final whistle of Spain’s 1-1 draw with Germany at the World Cup on Sunday, coach Luis Enrique went out to the field and began talking to some of his players.
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — The lone survivor of England's last test tour of Pakistan 17 years ago is feeling blessed to be back.
James Anderson has worked hard on his fitness for the last five-six years to still be spearheading England's bowling attack at the age of 40, and prolong a test career that started in 2003 against Zimbabwe at Lord’s.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Without Max Duggan, the fourth-year quarterback who had lost his starting job going into this season, third-ranked TCU might not be undefeated, getting ready for the Big 12 championship game and on the verge of making the College Football Playoff.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Scenes of wild celebrations featuring flares and fire are not the norm in Australia after World Cup matches.
Yet that was exactly what happened in Melbourne’s Fed Square after the Socceroos beat Tunisia on Saturday for just their third win in 18 World Cup matches.
MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari is parting ways with Mattia Binotto after 28 years — four as head of the Formula One team — following a hideous season of botched strategy calls that cost Charles Leclerc any chance to contend for the championship.
LONDON (AP) — Soccer — or football, to most of the global billions watching the World Cup this month — is not human society itself, with all its thorny issues. But at times, the game is a reflection of the entire planet — of nations, their disputes, their aspirations and those of a multitude of minority communities.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi has already come to Argentina’s rescue at the World Cup. He might just have to do it all over again.
Another emotionally charged evening awaits Messi and the soccer-mad south American nation that worships him when Argentina meets Poland on Wednesday for a match with so much on the line.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The gilded stadiums are among the most spectacular in the world. The seafront is sparkling and the skyscrapers are draped with larger-than-life banners featuring the stars of the World Cup.
Edmonton Oilers (9-7-0, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (6-6-3, eighth in the Central Division)
Chicago; Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks aim to stop their seven-game slide when they take on the Edmonton Oilers.
New York Rangers (8-6-3, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (5-9-1, eighth in the Atlantic Division)
Ottawa, Ontario; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers are looking to end their three-game skid with a win against the Ottawa Senators.
Tampa Bay Lightning (9-6-1, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Boston Bruins (14-2-0, first in the Atlantic Division)
Boston; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Bruins -165, Lightning +141; over/under is 6.5
Buffalo Sabres (7-9-0, seventh in the Atlantic Division) vs. Detroit Red Wings (7-5-4, fourth in the Atlantic Division)
Detroit; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Atlantic Division foes meet when the Detroit Red Wings play the Buffalo Sabres.
Florida Panthers (9-6-1, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Calgary Flames (7-6-2, fifth in the Pacific Division)
Calgary, Alberta; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Flames -143, Panthers +122; over/under is 6.5
The West Indies have had little success in the shortest form of cricket lately but veteran Jason Holder says that won't diminish the test team’s ambitions for the two-match series against Australia beginning Wednesday.
Bellarmine Knights (2-5) at Kentucky Wildcats (4-2)
Lexington, Kentucky; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kentucky -25; over/under is 139.5
Queens Royals (5-2) at Bowling Green Falcons (2-4)
Bowling Green, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bowling Green -1; over/under is 149.5
Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles (3-3) at Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-4)
Macomb, Illinois; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Southern Indiana plays the Western Illinois Leathernecks after Jelani Simmons scored 23 points in Southern Indiana's 69-57 win over the Bowling Green Falcons.
Merrimack Warriors (1-6) at UMass-Lowell River Hawks (6-1)
Lowell, Massachusetts; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Merrimack will look to end its six-game road slide when the Warriors visit UMass-Lowell.
Weber State Wildcats (2-4) at Tarleton State Texans (3-3)
Stephenville, Texas; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tarleton State -8; over/under is 135
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 on Monday night.
Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 41 points, including 29 in the first half, and the Washington Wizards beat Minnesota 142-127 on Monday after Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony-Towns was helped off the court in the third quarter with a right leg injury.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — 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 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Hughes and Michael McLeod scored in the second period, Vitek Vanecek stopped 35 shots and the New Jersey Devils rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the New York Rangers 5-3 on Monday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — 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 on Monday night.
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