Men's soccer

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, plays the ball with teammates during Portugal's official training on the eve of the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Kratovo, outskirts Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 20, 2018 - 4:15 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was exceptional in Portugal's opening World Cup game and now has a chance to help his team knock Morocco out of the tournament. Ronaldo scored a hat trick in the opening Group B match against Spain, a 3-3 draw that so far stands as the most exciting game of this year...
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A Russian fan blows a small vuvuzela at the Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 19, 2018 - 5:57 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — What a transformation. Russia's World Cup soccer team, metamorphosed from national laughingstock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week. And no one is more stunned than their own fans. Chants of "Ro-see-ya! Ro-see-ya!" reverberated through the St. Petersburg...
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Senegal's Mbaye Niang, right, dances in celebration with his teammates scoring his side's second goalduring the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
June 19, 2018 - 5:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — By starting its World Cup with a win, Senegal also saved Africa from embarrassment in the tournament. The continent was facing the prospect of a worst-ever World Cup start before Senegal beat Poland on Tuesday. The 2-1 victory was the first and only African win in the first round of...
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Russia's scorer Artyom Dzyuba, center, and his teammates celebrate their side's 3rd goal during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday, moving the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty for a consolation goal on his return from...
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Egypt's Mohamed Salah reacts as Russia won the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
June 19, 2018 - 3:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Russia scored three goals in 15 minutes early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage on Tuesday. Mohamed Salah won and converted a...
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Russia's Artyom Dzyuba, right, scores his side's opening goal against Egypt during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 19, 2018 - 3:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:12 p.m. Egypt captain Ahmed Fathi's own goal has given Russia a 1-0 lead in the 47th minute in St. Petersburg. Fathi sprawled to intercept a pass from Roman Zobnin and stumbled, the ball coming off his knee and rolling past...
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Senegal players celebrate after winning the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Senegal won Poland 2-1. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
June 19, 2018 - 1:25 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Senegal became the first African team to win at this year's World Cup, defeating Poland 2-1 Tuesday on a first-half own-goal and a controversial second-half strike by Mbaye Niang. Senegal, back in the tournament for the first time since 2002, went ahead in the 37th minute when Thiago...
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Former FIFA President Joseph Blatter arrives at a hotel in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
June 19, 2018 - 1:23 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival Tuesday at a five-star downtown hotel. The 82-year-old Blatter is banned from...
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Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen has to leave the pitch injured during the group G match between Tunisia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 19, 2018 - 1:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:17 p.m. Tunisia goalkeeper Moez Hassen has been ruled out of the World Cup after dislocating his left shoulder in the team's 2-1 loss to England on Monday night. The team posted the injury update on Twitter, saying Hassen was...
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Senegal's Mbaye Niang, center, passes Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, right, to scoe his side's second goal during the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:38 p.m. Senegal has scored again to take a 2-0 lead against Poland midway through the second half in Moscow. Mbaye Niang rolled the ball into an empty net in the 60th minute after cutting between a Polish defender and...
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