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LONDON (Reuters) - English soccer fans are used to seeing heroes emerge in the historic FA Cup, but may not often witness the sport cross over with the world of Superman and Batman as it did on Sunday in Tottenham Hotspur's third-round clash with Middlesbrough.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Pep Guardiola has built his decade of soccer success on creating teams that dominate possession but on Saturday -- for the first time in his career -- one of his teams had less of the ball than the opposition.
(Reuters) - Italian Daniele De Rossi's debut for Boca Juniors on Tuesday could be the spark of a new trend for ageing European players seeking more than one last payday before they retire.
LONDON (Reuters) - Anthony Joshua's promoter has defended a decision to stage the Briton's heavyweight title rematch with Mexican-American world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia and said it could change boxing forever.
(Reuters) - One of the more unlikely success stories in sport could reach a climax in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup final on Saturday but, win or lose, Atlanta United can already claim to have stamped a new blueprint for success off the pitch.
LONDON (Reuters) - After years of tournament failures and steadily dwindling expectations, England's surprise run to the World Cup semi-finals infused the country's long-suffering fans with optimism.
MOSCOW/NIZHNY NOVGOROD (Reuters) - The World Cup has been an eye-opener for Russian waitress Lena Tikhomirova: mingling with visiting fans and experiencing new cultures has whetted her curiosity and now she plans to live abroad.
NEW YORK — It’s safe to say the attention of the soccer world was not focused on the seesawing battle at Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, on Thursday as Panama fell to Tunisia, 2-1, in both teams’ last game at the World Cup.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is French superfan Clement Tomaszewski's eighth World Cup; he thinks it's the best yet in terms of welcomes. But it may also be his last.
MOSCOW — Spain might have done it last time around, but that was a one-off. Yes, there was Italy, too, of course, four years before that. The circumstances this time are completely different, though. And, fine, exactly the same thing happened to France back in 2002, but that’s France.