World Cup final

LONDON | The Latest: Fulham signs Vietto on loan from Atletico Madrid

LONDON — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Fulham continued a busy transfer window with the signing of Luciano Vietto from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan. The 24-year-old Argentine forward has played in Spain’s La Liga since moving from his native Racing Club in … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Fulham signs Vietto on loan from Atletico Madrid

NEW YORK  | MMA star Conor McGregor back in court amid melee plea talks

NEW YORK  — Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is due in court amid plea negotiations to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City arena.   The 30-year-old Irish fighter is expected to be joined Thursday in Brooklyn by his 25-year-old friend and co-defendant Cian (KEE’-uhn) Cowley.   Video showed … Continue reading NEW YORK  | MMA star Conor McGregor back in court amid melee plea talks

ZAGREB, Croatia | More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

ZAGREB, Croatia— In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes’ welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to France in the World Cup final. Tens of thousands of people wearing national red-and-white checkered colors and waving Croatian flags poured into the … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

MOSCOW | French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

MOSCOW — In a stadium packed with presidents watching the World Cup final, no one had as much fun as Emmanuel Macron. The French head of state joined his country’s victorious players in the locker room after they beat Croatia 4-2. He jostled with midfielder Paul Pogba while being filmed for Snapchat. And he posed … Continue reading MOSCOW | French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

MOSCOW | Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

MOSCOW— Russian protest group Pussy Riot claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms. The three women and one man who charged onto the field simultaneously in the 52nd minute of one of the world’s most watched sporting … Continue reading MOSCOW | Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

MOSCOW | France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

MOSCOW — Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest. The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final, helping France beat Croatia 4-2 on Sunday. Mbappe had … Continue reading MOSCOW | France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

MOSCOW | The Latest: Pogba gives France a 3-1 lead in World Cup final

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:22 p.m. Pussy Riot has just claimed responsibility for the four pitch invaders who disrupted the World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow. Just after Croatia goalkeeper saved Kylian Mlbappe in the 51st minute, four people emerged from the other … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Pogba gives France a 3-1 lead in World Cup final

MOSCOW | The Latest: Fans gather in rainy Zagreb to watch World Cup

MOSCOW— The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Braving rainy weather, Croatian fans are gathering in squares and streets around the country ahead of the World Cup final with France. Wearing Croatian team jerseys and waving flags, fans have filled up the central square in the capital Zagreb some … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Fans gather in rainy Zagreb to watch World Cup