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MOSCOW | Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1

MOSCOW — When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their exuberant fans, jumping in their iconic red-and-white checkered jerseys. Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute and Croatia shocked England 2-1 Wednesday. Croatia, the first team in 28 … Continue reading MOSCOW | Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1

MANCHESTER, England | Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal

MANCHESTER, England  — Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds ($80 million) as it further strengthens its team after winning the Premier League title. The 27-year-old Algeria winger was an integral part of Leicester’s astonishing run to the title in 2016, but has been pushing to leave the central England … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England | Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal

SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel puts neck on the line to beat Hamilton in British GP

SILVERSTONE, England — After laboring with neck pain on Saturday, Sebastian Vettel found the perfect tonic 24 hours later — matching Alain Prost’s total of 51 Grand Prix victories and denying main rival Lewis Hamilton a record-setting win in his home race. The German defeated second-placed Hamilton on Sunday to win the British GP in … Continue reading SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel puts neck on the line to beat Hamilton in British GP

SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel wins British Grand Prix as Hamilton recovers to 2nd

SILVERSTONE, England  — Sebastian Vettel took advantage of a bad start and disastrous first lap for Lewis Hamilton to win the British Grand Prix and extend his lead in the championship standings on Sunday. Hamilton started in pole position but Vettel streaked ahead and his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen compounded Hamilton’s misfortune when he bumped … Continue reading SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel wins British Grand Prix as Hamilton recovers to 2nd

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia and Croatia tied at 1 at halftime

MOSCOW — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:47 p.m. Russia has taken a 1-0 lead on favored Croatia on a stunning strike from Denis Cheryshev in the 31st minute, only to see Croatia come right back to equalize and leave things tied at the half. A first half the teams … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia and Croatia tied at 1 at halftime

MOSCOW | WORLD CUP KICKOFF: England’s ‘easy’ path runs through Sweden

MOSCOW  — What to watch for in Saturday’s matchups in the World Cup quarterfinals: WHO’S WEAK? England coach Gareth Southgate basically picked his team’s path toward the semifinals by sending out a squad of reserves that lost to Belgium in their last match of the group round, when both sides had already qualified for the … Continue reading MOSCOW | WORLD CUP KICKOFF: England’s ‘easy’ path runs through Sweden

SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel pips Mercedes drivers in 2nd practice for British GP

SILVERSTONE, England— Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel was fastest ahead of Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in the second practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday. The German driver, who leads by just one point going into the 10th of 21 F1 races this season, clocked the best lap time by 0.187 … Continue reading SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel pips Mercedes drivers in 2nd practice for British GP

AMESBURY, England | UK town faces new reality: Another nerve agent poisoning

AMESBURY, England — In this normally pleasant town of 10,000 residents a stone’s throw from the mysterious Stonehenge monument, the new reality is sinking in: Novichok, again. Four months had passed since the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter, and the collective nightmare seemed to be fading. No longer were … Continue reading AMESBURY, England | UK town faces new reality: Another nerve agent poisoning