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Football 16 Jul 2018 | 5:30 AM

'We Are United': France's World Cup Win Brings Together a Nation

BONDY, France — The cheers could be heard all the way from Calais to Marseille when the final second ticked past and France was the indisputable victor of the 2018 men’s soccer World Cup final Sunday.

Football 15 Jul 2018 | 1:02 AM

As Soccer Grips Globe, U.S. Children Take a Pass

CHICAGO — With its gables, turrets and iron railing, U.S. Soccer House — as the mansion housing the U.S. Soccer Federation is known — looks more like a fortress than the headquarters of a major sports organization. It is fitting: The federation is on the defensive.

Football 15 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Youth Soccer Participation Has Fallen Significantly in America

CHICAGO — With its gables, turrets and iron railing, U.S. Soccer House — as the mansion housing the U.S. Soccer Federation is known — looks more like a fortress than the headquarters of a major sports organization. It is fitting: The federation is on the defensive.

Football 14 Jul 2018 | 8:30 AM

Peeking Around Corners in the World Cup's Provincial Cities

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — Olga B. Kalinina and Albina Marunova live in the socialist town, a collection of low-rise Soviet cottages that sit along the highway that links the airport with the center of their city, one of 11 in Russia that hosted matches at this summer’s World Cup.

Football 08 Jul 2018 | 10:22 PM

World Cup success offers cheer and hope to a divided England

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Everyone loves a winner, but the English public's embrace of its national team goes beyond the routine pride in sporting success.

Football 15 Jun 2018 | 9:00 AM

As Saudis Go to War, Crown Prince Attends the World Cup

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Fighters backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pushed toward the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Thursday, on the second day of a battle that analysts say could be the bloodiest of the Yemen war.

Football 15 Jun 2018 | 7:30 AM

As Saudis Go to War, the Crown Prince Attends a Soccer Match

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Fighters backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pushed toward the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Thursday, on the second day of a battle that analysts say could be the bloodiest of the Yemen war.

Football 13 Jun 2018 | 11:55 PM

Is the World Cup for Nationalists or Citizens of the World?

IN BOTH SOCCER AND LIFE, YOU CAN BE A PROUD REPRESENTATIVE OF YOUR HOME COUNTRY WHILE BEING INCURABLY GLOBAL.

Community Sports 09 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hitting the highway on foot

THE second IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge saw 6,000 runners pace themselves through the Besraya Highway.

Athletics 05 May 2018 | 5:14 AM

Athletics - Kiprop’s doping failure hits Kenya’s cradle of athletics

ELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) - The residents of Eldoret and Iten, considered Kenya’s home of distance running, are hurting following official confirmation that former Olympic and world 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop has tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO.