World Cup champion

MOSCOW | Deschamps joins Zagallo, Beckenbauer as champ player, coach

MOSCOW — Didier Deschamps walked into the interview room in the bowels of Luzhniki Stadium and prepared to answer questions for the first time as coach of a World Cup champion. A noise to his right caused him to turn, and his players rushed in. A bare-chested Benjamin Mendy jumped onto the table in front … Continue reading MOSCOW | Deschamps joins Zagallo, Beckenbauer as champ player, coach

MOSCOW | Vive le France! And a lot of other nations, too

MOSCOW — Antoine Griezmann‘s father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward’s mother is of Portuguese decent. Paul Pogba’s parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe’s dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Vive le France! And a lot of other nations, too

MOSCOW | The Latest: Brazil-Mexico is 0-0 at halftime in Round of 16

MOSCOW — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 5: 45 p.m. Mexico and Brazil are tied 0-0 at halftime in their World Cup round-of-16 match at Samara Stadium. While Mexico controlled the possession early, Brazil appeared to have the best scoring chances. Neymar’s right-foot shot was stopped by Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Brazil-Mexico is 0-0 at halftime in Round of 16

MOSCOW | Mexico dreams big at World Cup after beating Germany

MOSCOW (AP) — Mexico is starting to dream big after beating defending World Cup champion Germany. The 1-0 win was among the biggest victories in Mexican soccer history, and is giving the team’s players confidence that they could reach the quarterfinals in Russia or perhaps beyond. “I don’t know if we’ve sent a message to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Mexico dreams big at World Cup after beating Germany

MOSCOW | The Latest: Coach Loew concedes Germany looked nervous

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Germany didn’t play the way it usually plays. Coach Joachim Loew isn’t sure why. MOSCOW, Mexico’s skillful, World Cup champion, No German team ,  offered a guarantee, the group stage, daunting enough, captain Marcelo Stymied by Mexico’s skillful forwards and speedy counterattacks, the defending World Cup … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Coach Loew concedes Germany looked nervous

The Latest: US’ Biney eliminated in short-track speed skating

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8 p.m. American Maame Biney has been eliminated in short-track speed skating at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 18-year-old, who was born in Ghana, finished last in her heat of the 1,500 meters on Saturday. The top three skaters … Continue reading The Latest: US’ Biney eliminated in short-track speed skating

The Latest: Finland to take on US in women’s Olympic hockey

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 7 p.m. Finland will be playing the United States in the semifinals after routing Sweden 7-2 in the quarterfinals of women’s hockey. Sweden beat Finland in this same game 4-2 in 2014 at Sochi. This time, the Finns came … Continue reading The Latest: Finland to take on US in women’s Olympic hockey

The Latest: 2 Swiss skiers free to compete after norovirus

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea  /February 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Swiss freestyle skiers Fabian Boesch and Elias Ambuehl have returned to training after being diagnosed with norovirus and are expected to compete in the men’s slopestyle competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Team doctor German Clenin said Saturday … Continue reading The Latest: 2 Swiss skiers free to compete after norovirus